Jury Duty

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    “too stupid to avoid jury duty.”

    Ever hear that? Or something like that? I did. I got a jury summons. I’d been summoned before but never made it past the questionnaire stage. Most times I was excused simply for being in the service and not available.

    (More at the blog link in my signature.)

    So the question is, is there a better way?
     
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    Better way than what? Avoiding it? or selecting a jury?
     
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    Just like people who don't vote have no claim to complain about the government... this would mean you should have no right to complain about the court system.
     
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    The only people I know who enjoy serving on juries are retired. Instead of the enormously wasteful general pooling system we have now, I'd prefer to see people serve as fulltime jurors on a volunteer basis - rather like non-punitive public service. Jury of peers should mean fellow citizens - not some manipulative DNA/class warfare abomination.
     
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    Gee, from Pegwinn's post, I got that he's been dismissed for probably being over qualified? I think the lawyers are now taking the stance that if a potential juror has experiences, credentials that demonstrate competence they are dismissed.
     
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    Simply advise the questioning attorney you are an avid listener to the "Neal Boortz" radio program and you will be on your way in no time.
     
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    Personally I believe that we should have professional jurors. Retired folks, housewives, unemployed, oh wait a minute! That IS who's serving on our juries.

    It is such a burdonsome task anymore to actually serve. Folks have lives, being on jury duty does not go real well with everyday life. It seems that regular (professional) jurors could be easier, less time consuming choosing juries, eliminated for that matter.

    Hell, go a step further, make all law students attend a minimum of a certain amount of time serving on a jury to gain accredidation. Jurors could just be randomly assigned the cases and wa-lah.

    Mothers on welfare? Homeless people? The resources are endless!
     
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    Shrink the jury to 9 individuals such as the supreme court. Eliminate 25% of the problem in the stroke of a pen. Damn! That is a good idea.

    I mean, hey! If 9 folks say you ought to swing, you ought to swing. It certainly would be easier to find 9 qualified jurors than 12. Damn I R smart, ain't I.
     
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    I'm gonna take a risk and assume you didn't actually read the blog entry?

    Here's a chance to demonstrate some honesty. All you have to do is read the entry and then come back to comment on it, and on your previous commentary.

    [wondering what he will do with this opportunity to be honest]
    [/wondering]
     

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