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Juror In Oregon Held In Contempt For Texting During Trial

Apr 19, 2013 (Morning Edition) — A Michigan judge who held himself in contempt when his cellphone went off in the courtroom recently said judges are not above the rules. This week, an Oregon judge showed that jurors aren't above the rules, either. During a trial in Salem, the judge saw a juror's pocket glowing. The juror, who had been texting, was held in contempt and spent the day in jail instead of the courtroom.

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