September 16, 2008
So, my jury duty has been discharged for at least a year, and so ends my fourth experience in the jurist pool... in 10 years. I'm just lucky, I guess.
Really, I'm not complaining. This country doesn't ask us for much in return for being citizens... taxes and the occasional stint on a jury. I'm okay with that. It's not like mandatory military service or the like.
Though the setup in Heinlein's Starship Troopers seems pretty logical to me*...
*now let us see how long it takes for the calls of "fascism" to show up.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 16, 2008 09:54 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Wonderduck at September 16, 2008 10:58 PM (AW3EJ)
My funniest jury duty story is the time I get the summons, report to the criminal courts building in the morning, sit around till lunch when I walk up to the 18th floor to talk to my Dad (a D.A), then we go down to court room 109 to grab a judge that is a close family friend and go to lunch. After lunch I get selected for a jury, and we all tramp off to court 109. Needless to say, when the judge and the prosecuting attorney both know me by name, and I'd been out to lunch with the judge just minutes before, I did not get on that panel....
Posted by: David at September 17, 2008 12:30 PM (khRGN)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 17, 2008 07:31 PM (+rSRq)
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