19977676 story Should Smartphones Be Allowed In Court? 218 Posted by Soulskill on Monday March 28, 2011 @06:22PM from the sorry-your-honor-my-app-says-he's-guilty dept. coondoggie writes "Federal courts have been debating how much freedom users of smartphones and portable wireless devices in general should have in a federal courthouse. Some say they should be banned outright, while others say they should be allowed, but their use curtailed (PDF). Unregulated use of smartphones has resulted in mistrials, exclusion of jurors and fines in some case."