Juror faces contempt charge for Facebook posting

Published On: Jun 02 2014 08:47:58 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 02 2014 08:47:34 AM EDT

A 24-year-old Florida man faces contempt of court charges for Facebook posts he made while serving as a juror.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Alexander Sutton of Boca Raton is believed to be the first person in Palm Beach County to face up to six months in jail for disobeying a judge's order to refrain from using social media to broadcast views on the civil case he was deciding.

Sutton may not be alone. Attorney Spencer Kuvin says he'll ask a judge to find that two other jurors engaged in similar activity during another case.
Kuvin says the activity is far from rare.
Sutton was taken in handcuffs from the courtroom on May 20 after an attorney saw his Facebook rants and alerted the judge.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus