CT State Supreme Court Requires Social Media Jury Instruction

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently held that trial courts must instruct jurors in all cases at the time of jury selection to not use social media to discuss the case they have been selected to serve as a jury on and to avoid all social media where the case is being discussed.  This instruction is necessary to ensure that jurors are deciding cases based upon the evidence and law presented inside the courtroom during the trial versus outside information.