Further to my previous blog on Justice in the Internet Age , the questions asked by the Jury in Pryce case indicate that a Saxon style investigative jury would have discovered the strength of the case against her in a fraction of the time and cost – especially if it too had been eight women and four men. I suspect their concern over agreeing a verdict result more from concern that she might be send to jail because she was guilty of being angry at the time but only going public after the divorce. Given the build up to the case it would require a jury drawn from that 20% of the public who have not used the Internet for them not to have been influenced by on-line speculation before the trial started.
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The retrial may well be a watershed in the future of trial by Jury in the Internet Age.