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Applying rules of discovery to information uncovered about jurors


Once reserved for high profile cases or clients with deep pockets, juror investigations have become increasingly common in the digital age. With a couple of keystrokes, attorneys can now uncover a wealth of information about jurors online. This Article examines the positive impact of technology on juror investigations in criminal trials, such as improving the use of peremptory challenges, creating more effective voir dire questioning, and ultimately leading to excluding unqualified or rogue jurors. However beneficial the use of technology may be, it also comes with some negatives. By turning to the rules of
discovery, this Article provides a unique solution to help balance the pros and cons of investigating jurors...

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