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Thursday, March 17, 2011 |
On today's show Jian spoke with legal reporter Brian Grow about the growing trend among lawyers of using Google and Facebook to dig deeper into the lives of potential jurors. He found that people have been kicked out of contention for things like listing Erin Brockovich as a hero.
Is this practice a helpful tool that will contribute to fairer trials? Or is it an invasion of our privacy? (And, as per Liz Lemon's attempts above on 30 Rock, do you anticipate people will exploit this trend to get out of jury duty? Who doesn't love Erin Brockovich, right?)