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Supreme Court Sets Rules on Jurors and Smartphones

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jurors will be prohibited from taking their smartphones and other electronic devices into deliberations under a new rule approved by the Florida Supreme Court.

The court approved the rule Wednesday. It also gives judges the discretion to remove phones and electronic devices from jurors at any point once they've been impaneled.

From the time people show up for jury duty until the time they are discharged, they will also be prohibited from using smartphones or other devices to transmit or access data, take photos of videos of the proceedings, transmitting or texting details about the case or looking up information about the case.


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