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Juror Must Pay Fine and Write Essay for Posting Verdict on Facebook while Case Still Being Tried

From 3 Geeks and a Law Blog:

You have to admire the punishment that Judge Diane Druzinski handed down to a juror that updated her Facebook status to say that it was "gonna be fun to tell the defendant they're GUILTY." Apparently, Judge Druzinski doesn't like it when a juror posts a verdict on a case that was STILL BEING TRIED.

Apparently, the punishment included a lecture from the judge about violating her oath as a juror, a fine of $250.00, and a five-page essay on the importance of the Sixth Amendment.

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