Location: 25 minutes east of my house Date: Monday August 11, 2008 Time: 9am Juror Number 12345 Phone to call 1-800-12345
I got a questionnaire a few months ago about Federal Jury duty so this doesn't come as a surprise. What's nice is, it doesn't fall during my grad classes, or my job. If I end up on some kind of a long case though, it really could be a big problem.
It's telephone standby (2 weeks) which means every prior evening I call up to find out whether or not to report in. One person on IRC mentioned I should comment that I'll happily report in for any case as long as it doesn't determine the fate of any black or Jewish people, but I think that's a bit over the top.
In conclusion: I'm fairly lucky with the timing, and very lucky with the location (don't have to fight with New York City) but who wants to report in at 9am and dress for work during summer vacation? :-/
Who else has done any kind of jury duty or grand jury duty?
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QuanticHawk United States. July 18 2008 07:43. Posts 21285
my dad had jury duty like a week and half ago. he went down at 9am as well i think and sat there for 3-4 hours while they questioned the potential jurors. he never got called to be questioned so he basically just sat there. seems like no matter what jury duty is generally a waste of time and u should try to get out of it , however federal jury may be interesting.
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BuGzlToOnl United States. July 18 2008 10:34. Posts 5916
Do what one of my teachers did, they will ask you if you have any prejudice of the person that is on trial, she had gone to a drunk driver case, she stood up when the judge asked, "does anyone here have any strong prejudiced during this case?". She stood up and said she would would have trouble dealing with drunk drivers because an incident when she was younger (lying btw) and she was allowed to leave right after. Fucking win.
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I wish I could believe in the legal system, so I could rant on about how jury duty really is what keeps the justice machine just, and how trying to dodge jury duty is low. But the system is pretty fucked and I don't know that good jurors would fix it.
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