The defense lawyer in the Trayvon Martin case has been blogging about his case. Mark O’Mara has been trying to counter the publicity that George Zimmerman is a racist. The prosecutor complained to the judge and requested an order prohibiting further use of social media. The prosecutor claimed Mr. O’Mara’s use of social media would taint the jury pool. But, the judge disagreed. An impartial jury could still be seated. See ABA Bar Journal report.
So, now social media becomes a way to overcome media bias against a defendant…..