Should Jury Duty Be Mandatory??

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Should Jury Duty Be Mandatory?

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  1. Kat
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    Poll to follow..

    I received a jury duty summons in the mail yesterday. :doubt: While I am all for ''doing our duty'', I started wondering, should jury duty be mandatory? Should we be threatened with jail time and a fine?

    Discuss please...
     
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    Just wear a shirt to the selection hearing with the word "GUILTY!!!" on the front.

    you'll be fine. :D
     
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    I actually do think it should be. Part of the whole "civic duty" thing and all.
     
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    Why do you feel it should be mandatory? Do you really think we should go to jail or be fined?

    I have served before. I hated it to be honest. It is so disorganized, and a PITA!
     
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    I think only Social Security recipients should be on juries
     
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    :lol: They are usually the only ones that are exempt....if at least age 65.
     
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    done jury duty 2 timesin the past 15 years ( Lousy domestic violence cases etc)

    wil make some excuse to opt out if I get called again
     
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    What excuses are accepted?

    This will be like my 5th round. They must like my name.
     
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    Unfortunately, it has to be. Nobody would serve for the joke "pay" they give you. Who would give up a day's pay and drive to the courthouse for $15.00 unless the fines were higher for not serving.
     
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    Jury duty isn't too bad. Maybe this varies from state to state, but I think you'll get paid for any work you miss. It's a rewarding feeling when it's all done, because it's like a selfless act... but I guarantee there'll be at least one asshole on the jury.

    It shouldn't be mandatory, but maybe some positive reinforcement would be a good thing, like $X off in your taxes for that year.
     

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