Former Philly Politician, Vince Fumo, Seeks New Trial for Juror’s Twitter Use

Twitter in the courtroom has caused a lot of controversy. Former Pennsylvania legislator, Vince Fumo, is saying it caused more than that. He’s asked the judge who presided over his criminal trial, which ended in a multiple-count conviction, to overturn the jury’s findings based, in part, on a juror’s postings on Twitter and Facebook during the trial. Fumo requested a new trial, alleging juror bias based on their knowledge of information not in evidence but learned during the case through various media sources, reports Philly.com.

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