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Newsweek Banned From Court After ID'ing Aurora Juror



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    Pedestrians walk past the Broadway entrance to the Newsweek building Monday, May 16, 2005 in New York.

    A judge banned Newsweek magazine from attending the rest of Colorado theater shooting trial after it identified a juror on social media.

    The news magazine posted the jury foreman's name on Twitter last week, violating a court order barring news organizations from identifying jurors.

    But District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. did not issue a contempt-of-court citation against Newsweek amid the sentencing phase of the trial Wednesday.

    The juror in question told the judge he was concerned about being identified and said it was "not cool."

    Samour lambasted the reporter later. He ruled that the juror could remain on the jury because he heard about the tweet but didn't read the story.