The evolving Constitution: How Facebook, Google and Twitter cause problems for the right to a fair trial

Before Facebook, Twitter and Google, it was pretty easy to keep jurors in line…But now with a quick search on a smartphone—or a peek at a defendant’s Facebook page—jurors are routinely breaching the right to a fair trial, and courts, lawyers, and legislatures are trying to figure out what to do about it.

Constitution Check: Can copyright and the First Amendment coexist on the Internet?

The sometimes heated debate over how free the Internet should be was on public display in angry shouting matches at a recent meeting of the House Judiciary Committee working on drafts of the proposed “Stop Online Piracy Act.”