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Juror's Tweets Overturn US Death Row Conviction

By Sam Gibbs on at

Twitter's got the power to fuel change for the good -- at least Egypt certainly thinks so -- but there's also the power of Twitter to interfere with due process, and that's exactly what's happened here. A convicted murderer may escape the death penalty in the US, after a juror tweeted about the case during the trial, causing the Supreme Court to overturn his conviction.