how do you feel about jury duty?

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    someday i will figure out how jurors are selected...

    my husband has petit jury duty in the western district. he was to call in may 4th or the friday precending after 5 pm....we call....dont report but call back next friday...say what? petit jury is a 3 week time period..now bear in mind, we are about 1.45 mintues from asheville....so we call friday...call back this tuesday after 5 pm...what are the chances we are gonna remember this stuff...

    so do you do jury duty or do you do your best to get out of it?

    myself, i do it....i was so happy when they took the little old lady in front of me....i got credit for doing nothing...but i got a 2 year pass...which apparently if you do jury duty for any the state or local....you get a free 2 pass from both. i have been called twice since we have lived here....my husband has served and been called more than 8 times....my son has been called 3 times but has moved out of the county.
     
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    O am offended that they pay jurors so little for that service, to be frank.
     
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    o the pay ....dont even mention that....i got 16 dollars last time i served....a day...but the petit pays some type of travel
     
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    Here in Waldo County it is not untypical for a juror (I think it's like $21 buck a day) to come out of the court to discover that they have parking tickets with fines which exceed their daily pay.

    Meanwhile the judges and lawyers are making huge bucks.

    Screw that.
     
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    personally, I believe we should move to a professional jury system.

    People trained in logic and legal procedure representing an unbiased cross section of the population would be better jurors than some Podunk redneck with a 5th grade education or a person who resents the fact that he has to take days weeks or months out of his life to sit on a jury.
     
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    and that was directed to whom? or just in general....how many companies allow you to turn in your juror's pay then pay you ..your regular pay?
     
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    My experience with jury duty is like waiting an airport because your filight is delayed and then finding out it's been canceled.

    I've been called to serve many times but never selected. Sigh...always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
     
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    Jury duty sucks but I view it as a civic duty to do as a citizen when called to serve.
     
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    We can't manage to keep judges who are trained in logic and legal procedure "unbiased" it would be impossible to do so with jury members.. this is a bad bad idea.
     
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