Thursday, April 30, 2009

JURY DUTY AVOIDANCE

I don't often mention this because people think I am crazy, I have always had an interest in serving on a jury. I registered to vote when I was 18 and the first time I was ever called was when I was 8 months pregnant with my twins and my doctor said no way. So I askd for an extension and they called me two months later when I was breastfeeding the twins. I asked if I could bring them. They said no and I wasn't called again for about 19 years. I drove all the way to Oakland in commute traffic, paid to park, stood around for a few hours and was dismissed - they didn't need me.


Then there is this guy in Montana: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0430091jury1.html

2 comments:

smalltownmom said...

I'd hate to have been on a jury with him. What an asshole.

I've been on a jury twice. It was very interesting to be part of the judicial process. The first trial was for meth possession, the second was much more painful to hear -- 18 counts of child abuse, rape etc.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness.

MathMan served on a jury and it was gut wrenching and interesting. I don't know if I'd want to work on one.

BTW - I'll have the feedback to you this afternoon. Sorry for the delay.