News & Current Affairs

By Aulich


Has social media eradicated the possibility of a fair trial?

The increasing prevalence of social media continues to threaten fair trials as jurors turn to the internet to learn more. Recent cases across Australia have shown jurors disobeying their directions and actively using…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon


Twitter reckons you’re guilty: Juries and social media #CourtisLit #GuiltyAF

Recently, a murder trial in Sydney was put in jeopardy when a witness sent a Facebook friend request to a female juror during the closing stages of the trial. This is not the first, nor…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Kate Gunther


Should offensive online comments really be a crime?

Nearly all of us have an online presence whether that be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, and in some cases, Grindr and Tinder.  We frequently communicate with each other, for various purposes, using…

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