The British Attorney General is worried that members of the Jury are trusting case news disseminated on the Internet rather than in court.
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This article titled “‘Trial by Google’ a risk to jury system, says attorney general” was written by Owen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 6th February 2013 18.56 UTC
“Trial by Google” threatens to undermine the integrity of the British jury system and “offends the principle of open justice”, according to the attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC.
In his strongest-worded warning yet about the dangers of the internet, Grieve highlighted temptations that can turn jurors into criminals and lead prosecutors to malign the courts through mistaken assumptions of online anonymity.