Your activity on the internet can influence lots of things from potential employment to what you eat for supper tonight. It can even cause unexpected embarrassment before your friends and associates. I was called for jury duty one time when Judge Ellis dismissed on of the potential jurors before the selection even began because it was brought to his attention that she made a remark about the case on Facebook.
Photo via Getty. Legislation currently being considered before the state assembly would give certain judges the authority to fine jurors whose internet use puts the integrity of a trial in question. What’s more, the Associated Press reports that going forward, being an internet addict might be enough to get you bumped from a trial.