~Jury Duty~

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    Have you ever been called for jury duty??
    Ever been on a jury panel??

    I have never once been called for jury duty......but here, they usually pick people from those who are voters, and I'm not a registered voter, so I guess that's why I've missed the jury crap!

    My youngest son, he is 27, he got a summons to appear for jury duty. He doesn't want to do it tho....and he said he's pretty sure his boss can get him out of it.

    I think I might like to serve on a jury some day.......but I probably wouldn't do a very good job. If I didn't like the way a guy looked, I'd be thinking.."oh what a creep...yep, he's guilty" ~LoL~
     
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    Yup. It was a wrongful termination suit in the civil court. Boooooooooooo-ring. Brutally so.

    It took us five minutes to deliberate. The guy bringing the suit was full of crap. He was canned because he was a slacker, nothing wrongful about it.

    The money they paid each of us didn't even cover the parking bill for the day.
     
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    Yep...that would probably get you out of jury duty! :lol

    I've been called for jury duty twice and served as an alternate twice. It sucks cause you have to be there for the entire trial and listen to all the evidence just in case anybody has to drop out at the last minute, but when push is to shove and it's decision making time you don't get a say as an alternate!
     
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    Civil or criminal?

    If it is civil...... say you will never find anyone is owed a cent.... the world is law suit crazy.

    If it is criminal.... everyone is guilty. I they are hear they are guilty! .... throw the book at them.

    I don't let them question me in open court. If they want answers from me... i am more then happy to answer ...in chambers. My favorite line is ...seat me and take your chances. Tthat one usually works like a charm.
     
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    God Bless America....jury duty is such burden. "Get me out of it". Be thankful we have a justice system, while filled with flaws, is the best humans have developed. NAME ONE BETTER!
     
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    Oh... the other one is... "can you be fair and impartial?"

    Sure... but my fair and impartial may be your biased and opinionated. And i will only be fair and impartial until the end of the week. Anything after that and you will be annoying me...and i will take it out on what ever lawyer pisses me of the most.
     
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    I got called once for it...i didn't get selected, i went to school with the guy that burned his store down. The once i got called for FEDERAL Jury duty. I was like 8 1/2 month pregnant, so i had to write them a letter as to why i wanted to be excused. The wrote back, excusing me, and saying i would "never" be called again. ????? I didn't want to be permanently excused. Federal court could be pretty interesting!
     
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    Thanks for giving the finger to the system; may you never be in need of American courts.
     
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    A bad day of jury duty is than a good day at work.

    If you get called and you're lucky enough to get on a case, it's an entertaining and educational experience.
     
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    You are very welcome. They call me every year.
     

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