Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lawyer disciplined for blogging about trial while serving as a juror

Not too long ago, I posted a note about a lawyer who got disbarred for not taking his role as a juror seriously. See here. Now comes news of a lawyer who disregarded a judges order not to discuss a case in which he was serving as a juror.

The lawyer had his law license suspended for 45 days when he decided to post comments on his blog about the trial after the judge warned the jurors "not to discuss the case, orally or in writing." Wilson has been cited as claiming that he did not understand the jury instructions to prevent him from posting comments about the trial on his blog. This argument merits only one response: Lame!

The lawyer simply disregarded a court order showing disrespect for the process. And it did not help his case that that the court of appeals reversed the convition at least in part because the lawyer blogged about the case.

For more on the story, go here.

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