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Jury Duty

November 28th, 2012 at 03:02 am

About 7-8 months ago, I received a request for information regarding Federal jury duty. I have been called for county jury duty before, but never Federal. Last week I received a summons for the US District court-

I am surprised at how many people say they 'always' get out of jury duty at all costs.

I see this is an obligation. I know, if I were ever in a situation needing a fair and impartial jury, I would want to have a jury of peers..not just those who couldnt get out of it.

Fortunately, my job pays me when I am serving as a juror...but even if I didnt, I would still try my best to serve.

I have showed up each time I am called, however, the one time I was selected for the jury, the accused pled to avoid the trial. I think it would be interesting to sit on a jury.

My jury duty date is about two weeks away. I wonder how it will turn out...

2 Responses to “Jury Duty”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I was called to jury duty once and I think I made a big difference in the young man's life who was accused. His friends robbed the hotel he worked at and they blamed him so they could cop a plea bargain.
    There never was any evidence that he was in on it, but all the jury voted him guilty but me. I held out and eventually convinced everyone that he was innocent. It helped that he had never been in trouble in his life.

  2. Homebody Says:

    Ivy husband and I get called a lot! I have served on four juries. We live in such a rural area, I guess that is why.

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