Interesting article gives specific examples of attorneys weighing jurors based on online activity -- as well as judges' reactions to the practice. Internet v. Courts: Googling for the perfect juror, Reuters Legal, Feb. 17, 2011.
One 24-year-old was excluded from a jury because of "antibusiness sentiments" in blog posts.
[The excluded juror], for his part, said in an interview that while he understands why ConAgra's lawyers viewed his online activities as evidence of bias, he doesn't believe they should have been taken so seriously. "This is the Internet," he said. "It's a different realm. It's like a playground."Thanks: Mike Meredith.