Fear of Jury duty. this is crazy, more than a few people (repubs, dems and independents) i have talked to wont register to vote because they dont want to be called for jury duty.<br><br>who wrote this stupid law? i mean whoever did it should be deported.<br><br>You cant polish a Turd.
Loc: United States
I was called for jury duty once, and I got out of it because I was freelancing at the time (still am), and I don't get paid when I'm not at work, period.<br><br>Funny how everyone tries to give you advice about how to get out of it once you're called. One colorful pizza shop owner suggested I use the 'N-word' liberally when in the interview process...<br><br>(it didn't work)<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br> <------<br><br>[color:red]C'mon...you know me.</font color=red>
All states should follow Ohio's lead and go by driver's license. And the next person who tells me they found a cool way to get out of jury duty I am going to slap. Jury duty is a privilege we get for living in a free and open democracy blah blah blah ... Thomas Jefferson blah blah blah and blah.<br><br><br><br><br><br>luciferase is a four nineteener
I didn't intend to make an example of your reason. I think free lancing is a good reason. I was thinking more of the lunchtime conversation I had last week where people were trading lame, "get out of jury duty stories." Too many people come up with lame excuses so that people who take a real hit have to serve. Or, in reality, we get twelve unemployed rejects deciding who goes to jail.<br><br>But your N-word dodge was pretty lame. You didn't really try that did you? <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>luciferase is a four nineteener
Loc: United States
No, in all honesty I happened to be getting lunch on the first day of the service and I mentioned to the guy in the pizza parlor that I might get picked for jury duty because I was going to be interviewed later that day...<br><br>The 'N-Word' suggestion he gave me is 100% true, but no I didn't try it. <br><br>Would be an interesting social experiment, though...the experiment being, of course, how long it would take to have my ass handed to me. <br><br>[color:red]C'mon...you know me.</font color=red>
A driver's license is not an indicator of citizenship, but voter registration is—it's more accurate for them to use voter reg over dmv. One cannot serve on a jury if they are not a citizen. I'm pretty sure you get thrown into the pool when you sign up for a passport too. <br><br>Personally, I've been called a few times and have actually hoped that I'd get to serve. Never did, but wouldn't have complained a bit. I see it as a honored duty. Surprises me how many "American patriots" are the same people that bitch and moan about due process and try to not be part of the infrastructure. It's easier to just put a flag on your SUV and call yourself an American.<br><br>If I had to go to trial for something, I'd hate for my trial to be postponed because a jury couldn't be found... you know me, wanting my rights and all (right to a speedy trial). <br><br>
I've been called for jury duty twice while I've been in PA. Both times I was supposed to show up right in the middle of a semester--really impossible. I've been let off both times. But I really would like to serve. I did once while I was living in MA, and loved the experience. So both times I wrote to the guy who runs the jury selection process at the county courthouse here, and explained that I'd be happy to serve on a jury, but not during the school year. Didn't work. After the first time. I bet it won't work after the second time either.<br><br>
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i've never been called and i would really like to have the opportunity. we moved a year ago into the city (from a more distant suburb in another county), so that should help, i hope.<br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
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