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Old 04-16-2015, 10:36 PM   #4171
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:16 PM   #4172
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Jury duty tomorrow.......bummer..... Hopefully it'll be just tomorrow only. :)
I was just summoned for jury duty again.
I just did that two years ago. It took them 3 weeks just to get to me.
This time they want me to show up when were going to be on vacation.

I'll ask to be rescheduled.

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:47 AM   #4173
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I hate to even say this for fear of jinxing myself, but I am way overdue for jury duty. There are2 significant trials coming up in our county. One is a teenager who went on a knife spree in the high school, and the other is the wife of an acquaintance who was stealing drugs from her employer, a small local pharmacy, and selling them, probably to support a gambling habit. I could probably be excused from that one since I know these people, but the school stabbing scares me.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:03 PM   #4174
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One time I was on jury duty and the trial began and I thought, oh my goodness, I do know something about this case. It turned out I worked with the plaintiff's sister. I raised my hand and told the judge and he asked me if it would make a difference in my decision on the case and I said no and he said I could remain on the jury. I was so glad that at lunch time they settled out of court.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:20 PM   #4175
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We usually get several months advance summons notice and also a chance to postpone for any reason.
I had jury duty last week but didn't have to show up until Thursday. I showed up on Thursday and I was among about 150 in the room. They kept calling up groups of people throughout the day and at the end of the day I was among a few left who were never called and at 4pm we were dismissed for good. We wont be receiving another summons notices in the mail for at least another year.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:41 PM   #4176
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Last year I was called for jury duty, and actually was looking forward to it. A very interesting case. However, the defendant didn't bother to show up, so after waiting for quite a while, we were all sent home. And the defendant got a warrent and was in a lot of deep trouble.
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:09 PM   #4177
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I have been a registered voter for 33 years and have *never* been called for jury duty I've always wanted to.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:17 PM   #4178
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I've been called up few times, both federal and local cases. Honestly i do not want to seat on a jury. Luckily, i have been excused.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:08 PM   #4179
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My step-daughter got a jury duty summons about a week after she turned 21. LOL We couldn't believe it. It was a situation where you had to call the day before and she didn't have to go. Her second time was just recently, at age 46, but she had to go for that one.

I would like to go for an interesting trial, but the high school stabbing would not be my choice. No one was killed, thank God. I do feel sorry for the kid who did it, after being bullied for years. And also for his family who said they had no clue. But that does not relieve him of his guilt.

I would like the drug trial, because I feel very strongly about that. Not just the drug sales, but also the fact that she was stealing from her employers who was paying her a very good wage.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:59 PM   #4180
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I was in a pool of possible jurors a few years after we moved here. Dear Himself drove me around Worcester two weekends in a row so I would have no trouble finding a place to park or find my way into the courthouse. After sitting in a huge room with about 150 other people, switching between working on cross stitch and reading a book, I was called into the courtroom with others. Turns out they picked jurors 1-12...and I was holding #13. Got to go home.

Himself did Grand Jury duty back in OH. It was for three consecutive months, going in the first workday of the month and going through possible cases. They never saw trials since the only job of a Grand Jury is deciding if there is enough evidence for an actual trial.

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I have been a registered voter for 33 years and have *never* been called for jury duty I've always wanted to.
I wonder if you'll be getting a summons in the next mailing...

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