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Old 07-15-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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Damnit! I have jury duty!

I have jury duty on Monday
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vote not guilty!


support jury nullification
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Old 07-15-2005, 04:41 PM   #3
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Do your duty, and be happy we still have some freedoms left.
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Old 07-15-2005, 05:23 PM   #4
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I was called too on 7-25-05. I hate it!!!!! A big waste of my time.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one, it'll be my first time to call to see if I'm going to be part of our lovely judicial system. (Call date 07-22-05).
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Old 07-15-2005, 11:06 PM   #6
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Do your duty, and be happy we still have some freedoms left.
FYI, Americans get paid about $7 a day to do it. That's why we see it as a colossal waste of our time.

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I got my jury survey when I was just 18, then I got picked in April (am 20 now), deferred b/c of full time school, and got picked AGAIN last month! So I spent a day at the courthouse b/c they were selecting for 5 or 6 trials and finally got picked on the last one. They even ran out of jurors and the defendant stupidly agreed to have a 5 (rather than 6 + alternate) jury. So then I went back on Tuesday morning for the trial, sat there w/ my fellow jurors for a few hours, and right as we were going into the trial, the guy freaked and plead guilty. It was kinda nice since they told us the trial would definitely take all day since there were several witnesses for both sides (it was a domestic violence case, the guy was crying self-defense). The best thing: yesterday I got a check from the city for $54. I'm really not sure if this was for the day I spent in selection, or for the trial, but oh well, I already banked it!

But yeah, what melon said....for those of us who aren't being paid hefty salaries, taking off a day of work for jury duty is a loss of $100 that we won't get.

I'm just thankful I wasn't picked for Federal court. Then I'd have to lose money taking off work, AND somehow find a way to the state capitol and back each day
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FYI, Americans get paid about $7 a day to do it. That's why we see it as a colossal waste of our time.

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Where is that in the US? In NY, it's $40 a day (if you don't work for a company with more than 10 employees).
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FYI, Americans get paid about $7 a day to do it.
Ok, I will now say WHERE ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE, citizens should do their duty and present themselves for jury duty when called.
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I'll go to jury duty for ya!
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I was called a few years ago. I was actually sort of looking forward to it, I've never served on a jury before.

I knew one of the police officers involved in the case so the defendant's attorney dismissed me.

It was a home invasion case so I was relieved
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My mother hung a jury. Somehow, I knew when the bailiff called that court was running late, I knew it was my mother. Go, Mom!
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How do you go about getting to do jury duty? Is it all random or what?
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Old 07-17-2005, 02:37 PM   #14
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Somewhat... they get the names from the voters, so if you voted or if you're on welfare or government assistance, you're in the jury pool. Then when they need you, they pull names from whatever bingo cage they use, assign you a number and you're to call in after a certain date to find out if you're the lucky winner of a day in a stuffy courtroom!

But that's as much I know about it... I suppose I'll know more when I show up for mine.
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Somewhat... they get the names from the voters, so if you voted or if you're on welfare or government assistance, you're in the jury pool. Then when they need you, they pull names from whatever bingo cage they use, assign you a number and you're to call in after a certain date to find out if you're the lucky winner of a day in a stuffy courtroom!

But that's as much I know about it... I suppose I'll know more when I show up for mine.
Actually you don't have to vote, just register to vote.
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