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U.K. Considers Confiscating Jurors' Net-Connected Devices

The Law Commission opened public consultation on contempt and the internet today, after the Attorney General confirmed last week that the matter was to be reviewed in the wake of recent high-profile contempt cases that originated online.

The views of English and Welsh citizens will be sought about the 31-year-old Contempt of Court Act.

Reforms to the 1981 legislation could be the end result, with the Law Commission mulling over - among other things - whether jurors should have any internet-connected devices on their person confiscated during court proceedings.

Source: The Register. Read full article. (link)

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