A US judge denied a lawyer continuance of trial after the latter?s Facebook entry revealed he was absent from court because he was out partying and had not suffered a bereavement as claimed, an International Bar Association (IBA) report on social networking recounts.

Elsewhere, the Supreme Court of South Korea refused to reappoint judges after they posted controversial remarks on a social networking site, while in the UK a juror was jailed for online activity during a trial.

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