Evidentiary Challenges to Social Media Evidence Now Routine When Best Practices Not Utilized

There has been no user authentication in Bill’s case either, meaning that none of the social media evidence is technically admissible and is therefore heresay. But, because it’s Bill White, the government thinks it can bend rules around like a discarded pretzel. The grounds on which these cases were attested apply to both legal farces in Roanoke and the one impending Florida.

Next Gen eDiscovery Law & Tech Blog

by John Patzakis

This past month of April saw a surge in case law involving social media cases with 112 cases published on Westlaw, representing a substantial increase from January of this year. There is no question that the volume of social media cases continues to rapidly increase each month. Note that this survey group only involves published cases on Westlaw. With less than one percent of total cases resulting in published opinions, and considering this data set does not take into account internal or compliance investigations or non-filed criminal cases, we can safely assume that there were tens of thousands more legal matters involving social media evidence that were adjudicated, or otherwise resolved last month alone.

What I found particularly compelling about these 112 April cases, is that six of those cases involved evidentiary challenges to social media based upon improper foundation and authentication grounds. Specifically, those cases are:

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Finally: The Roanoke Verdict

I have yet to hear from Bill – so for now this is just ‘hearsay’, but things turned out pretty much as I expected – 92 months consecutive followed by three years probation.

From the Roanoke Times:

“Then, Turk expressed what he described as a significant concern with the prosecution.
“I think the government is trying to prosecute you for your beliefs, largely for your beliefs,” Turk told White. “If you hadn’t been Bill White, prosecution would have been in state court.”

Turk said authorities probably would have processed in juvenile and domestic relations court a matter like White’s involving somebody else. But, continuing the point, Turk told White he’s virtually a public figure and the general public disagrees with his views.”

My point is proven – that it’s a ) A matter of politics and b) Is really just an over-inflated domestic incident. Fortunately Judge Turk still has common sense and ethics.

And once again the media has trotted out their favourite picture of Bill…which Bill says is not actually his picture.

Now we can move on to the Florida trial, which, as far as I can tell, seems to be just a bunch of statements revolving around silly comments on the internet, a lot of which appears to be random blog trolling by anonymous people. The fact that stupid emails is all they can attempt pin on Bill after years of desperate searching just goes to show how utterly and completely harmless he actually is.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bill is getting sentenced today and the chance of his domestic incident appearing in the news is high – which means that now this over-inflated divorce case has finally been settled – it’s the perfect to either celebrate or commiserate, depending on how Bill’s luck as rolled.

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Malpractice Evidence in Court Transcript?

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From a letter to Harold Covington, Bill on why posting a transcript upsets the prosecution:

This is why the dictatorship is so upset that the trial transcript and material on their star witness [name redacted] has been posted online. Of course, it is impossible for me to have posted this online because I’m in prison. But more importantly, there is nothing even colorably wrong with posting a trial transcript, supposedly a matter of public record, online. If the trial transcript tended to make me look guilty, would the regime be complaining about it? This is the irony of the situation–making public the evidence used to convict me is, in the mind of the dictatorship, “disrespectful” and “obstructive of justice.”

From www.downwithjugears.blogspot.com

It doesn’t take a genius to figure that posting a court transcript of someone who is supposedly guilty should be a good thing for the legal system. They should be rejoicing that evidence of Bill White’s guilt is online!

And yet this is not so. They are complaining that a document which was made to attest to his guilt is online. Since according to them, it is proof of his guilt, it should not be a problem.

But apparently it is – because if you read the actual thing there so many gaping holes in it, it looks like a block of swiss cheese on a firing range. Even I did not believe Bill’s stories about how his wife psychologically abused him – until I read the court transcript, which is just sitting there, proudly displayed for all the world to see.

The parts of the transcript I blacked out contains the names and conversations of people who would have been witnesses for the defense if they were contacted. They were not contacted – their names and conversations are used here, and without their knowledge or consent. I spoke to one of them yesterday, and he was so unaware of the entire event he did not even know Bill was in prison!

Why were these people never contacted and cited in the transcript, without being aware of their participation or even questioned?!

 

 

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