The judge presiding over the trial of legendary philanthropist Brooke Astor's son told potential jurors to go off the grid if they are selected. Supreme Justice Kirke Bartley said, "I understand there is a temptation to review [news] stories. You are not to conduct research...particularly on the Internet... Blogging, BlackBerrys, whatever," are not allowed. The lawyer for Anthony Marshall, who is accused of conspiring to take millions from his ailing mother's estate, said, "There have been reports from all over about jurors Twittering and blogging." In the meantime, the 82-year-old defendant was using a cane: "I’m a little wobbly, that’s why I’ve got the cane. Sometimes I can get around without it, but when I do something like this, I really need a cane.”
Judge: No Blogging, Texting, Tweeting At Astor's Son's Trial
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