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Old 11-29-2021, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Got the Jury Duty tomorrow

Could be fun.
Wife served Cornbread and beans the past 2 nights....
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Old 11-30-2021, 05:59 AM   #2
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One of the most important things you can do! Right next to voting

I work in the courts.

They send out notices and around 1/4 to 1/3 show up.
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:20 AM   #3
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After my last time going in for jury duty, I think my notice will be lost from now on. Both lawyers and the judge took my name down and asked for the correct spelling before telling me I could leave. I was the only one that all three took the info down on after one of the other jurors caught up with me in the parking lot leaving. Guess they didn’t like someone that told them what was on their mind straight up with no B.S. thrown in.
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:23 AM   #4
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I just got a notice to serve in Harris County. I live in Montgomery county.
They must be reaching hard for people to serve.
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:30 AM   #5
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Guess they didnít like someone that told them what was on their mind straight up with no B.S. thrown in.
Don't even have to make anything up or play games like some do to get out, just tell them like it is. Thanks you're excused.
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:41 AM   #6
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I just got a notice to serve in Harris County. I live in Montgomery county.
They must be reaching hard for people to serve.
Harris tried that with me years ago. I told them I have never lived nor will ever live there. They said I needed to go down and fix it. I said its your mistake not mine have fun lol.
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:48 AM   #7
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I had a jury summons yesterday. When I handed them my papers they took a quick glance and told me I'm excused, the lady behind me was set up to the court room. I kinda want to know why they excused me.
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Old 11-30-2021, 09:36 AM   #8
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I had a jury summons yesterday. When I handed them my papers they took a quick glance and told me I'm excused, the lady behind me was set up to the court room. I kinda want to know why they excused me.
They were looking for a more equitable jury
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Old 11-30-2021, 09:57 AM   #9
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I’ll be in Tarrant co. court system tomorrow.
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:05 AM   #10
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After my last time going in for jury duty, I think my notice will be lost from now on. Both lawyers and the judge took my name down and asked for the correct spelling before telling me I could leave. I was the only one that all three took the info down on after one of the other jurors caught up with me in the parking lot leaving. Guess they didnít like someone that told them what was on their mind straight up with no B.S. thrown in.
So you had an chance to influence a group of people and help the jury make the right call, and instead "told them what was on their mind", thereby forfeiting your ability to make a positive influence with the group?

Gotcha, you showed them
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:08 AM   #11
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Iíll be in Tarrant co. court system tomorrow.
What's the charge? Hunting in short jorts?
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:21 AM   #12
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I served 4 times in Bexar County. Only got chosen for the sifting one time, but didn't make the final pick. I'm aged out now.
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Old 11-30-2021, 12:12 PM   #13
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I served 4 times in Bexar County. Only got chosen for the sifting one time, but didn't make the final pick. I'm aged out now.
At 73 I'm out? What about Federal cases?
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Old 11-30-2021, 12:21 PM   #14
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I was called recently only 52, of 300 called showed up.
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Old 11-30-2021, 12:27 PM   #15
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I was called recently only 52, of 300 called showed up.
61 of the 250 called showed up here
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Old 11-30-2021, 12:36 PM   #16
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I just got a notice to serve in Harris County. I live in Montgomery county.
They must be reaching hard for people to serve.
US District Court?? I think they are regional not by county..
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Old 11-30-2021, 12:49 PM   #17
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I would love to serve on a jury. I've been called only a couple or three times but never have I been selected. (I'm beginning to develop a bit of a complex at this point.)

I'd be curious to know what it is about me that they think renders me incapable or unwilling to deliver a fair and equitable decision because, IMHO, nothing could be further than the truth. In MY opinion, anyway. Humbly speaking.
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Old 11-30-2021, 12:54 PM   #18
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Could be fun.
Wife served Cornbread and beans the past 2 nights....
Hangin' round the jury room by myself
And I had so much time
To sit and post about myself

And then there she was
Like legal cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like plea bargain superfly

I smell sex and cornbread here
Who's that lounging in the foreman's chair
Who's that casting felonious stares
In my direction
TBH this surely is a dream
TBH'ers this surely is a dream
TBH I had way too many beans

Hangin' 'round at the courtroom by myself
And I've been postin' 'bout myself

And then there she was
In pantsuit double suede
Yeah there she was
Like prosecutorial lemonade

I smell sex and appeals here
Who's that sleeping in the judge's chair
Who's that casting misdemeanor stares
In my direction

TBH this surely is a dream
Jury pool this surely is a dream
Verdict
Bailiff/reporter/nosy lady this surely is a dream

I smell sex and gavels here
How'd they pick me for this chair
And who's that casting gang member stares
In my direction?

TBH this surely is a dream
Dig it
Your honor this surely is a dream
Incompetent defense this surely is a dream
Weak prosecutor this must be my dream
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Old 11-30-2021, 12:55 PM   #19
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Well the jury has been selected.
I didn't get selected
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Old 11-30-2021, 12:56 PM   #20
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Had Franklin County jury duty yesterday.
Am guessing around half showed up. I was number 116 and the number 13 pick was around fourth person in front of me.
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:43 PM   #21
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Hangin' round the jury room by myself
And I had so much time
To sit and post about myself

And then there she was
Like legal cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like plea bargain superfly

I smell sex and cornbread here
Who's that lounging in the foreman's chair
Who's that casting felonious stares
In my direction
TBH this surely is a dream
TBH'ers this surely is a dream
TBH I had way too many beans

Hangin' 'round at the courtroom by myself
And I've been postin' 'bout myself

And then there she was
In pantsuit double suede
Yeah there she was
Like prosecutorial lemonade

I smell sex and appeals here
Who's that sleeping in the judge's chair
Who's that casting misdemeanor stares
In my direction

TBH this surely is a dream
Jury pool this surely is a dream
Verdict
Bailiff/reporter/nosy lady this surely is a dream

I smell sex and gavels here
How'd they pick me for this chair
And who's that casting gang member stares
In my direction?

TBH this surely is a dream
Dig it
Your honor this surely is a dream
Incompetent defense this surely is a dream
Weak prosecutor this must be my dream
Lol. Greatness once again.
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:55 PM   #22
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I just got a notice to serve in Harris County. I live in Montgomery county.
They must be reaching hard for people to serve.
They used to go off registered voters.

They go off driver license address now.

You should be able to mail that back in with correction.
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:04 PM   #23
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People who dodge jury duty **** me off.

I hope you are never accused of a serious crime you didnít commit, and need some honest people to hear your sideÖ.or maybe I hope you areÖ


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Old 11-30-2021, 08:07 PM   #24
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Well the jury has been selected.
I didn't get selected
You could have developed a well detailed spreadsheet on discussion topics. They missed out
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:08 PM   #25
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I know it
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:11 PM   #26
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I got a summons again a few weeks ago. It's been two years without getting one. But not selected for the Jury this time. Before that, I got a summons 12 of 13 years. I'm thinking about changing my name and asking for a new DL number.


Started saving all my past registration request several years ago. Got a stack of them on the bulletin board. I did serve on Jury one time, many years ago. Most of the time, it gets cancelled before having to go in.

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Old 11-30-2021, 08:13 PM   #27
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Marcy Playground!!! Dig it!!!
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:26 PM   #28
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Grand jury is a lot of fun. Get to hear all about the case and send it to the petit jury or no bill them. LOL!
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:36 PM   #29
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I have served twice, once I was the jury foreman and convicted a drunk driver. It was scary HOW MUCH his lawyers had thrown out of the case that WE would never hear the entire story. The judge came in after the guilty verdict and told us THANK YOU for finally getting this guy convicted. He was a Chief Financial Officer for a large company and had the best lawyers to always cover up his drinking issues.
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So you had an chance to influence a group of people and help the jury make the right call, and instead "told them what was on their mind", thereby forfeiting your ability to make a positive influence with the group?

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Grand jury is a lot of fun. Get to hear all about the case and send it to the petit jury or no bill them. LOL!
I have not been contacted for that opportunity but my dad served in that role. He really enjoyed it!
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Old 11-30-2021, 09:43 PM   #30
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Served on jury one time on a drug possession case. When case when to jury first thing we did was take a vote and it was 11 to 1 guilty. Took about 30 minutes to convince the 1 juror to change his vote. Turns out this thug had about 10 prior convictions for drug possession but they couldn't tell us that information.
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:08 PM   #31
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I got to be "presiding juror" on a civil case several years ago. Car wreck, no police report, girl called lawyer afterwards and found an injury. Her story on the accident didn't add up (she was distracted). Other driver was an engineer and came in with all kinds of data to blow up her story. She was flabbergasted when I announced she was getting no money.
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:16 PM   #32
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I set on a jury several years ago and we sent Chester Lee Finney up the River for aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was set to stand trial for the same crime against the victimís sister in Euless after that. I wish we could have charged the girls mother with something too. She was an idiot and all but allowed it to happen.

It was a very rewarding experience, and I hope that sob hung himself in his cell at some point shortly after I last saw him.


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Old 11-30-2021, 10:21 PM   #33
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So you had an chance to influence a group of people and help the jury make the right call, and instead "told them what was on their mind", thereby forfeiting your ability to make a positive influence with the group?

Gotcha, you showed them
Told them they had already failed everyone in the county by letting a person convicted of sexual assault/battery on a minor walk and not put them 6ft under. He got probation and had not registered in over 2 yrs.
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Old 11-30-2021, 11:02 PM   #34
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I have reported several times and never picked. The last time I was called I asked to be rescheduled because I had to take my wife for treatment in Houston and they took me off the list. That was several years ago and I haven't been summoned since. I really wanted to serve one time because I wanted to hear his story. A lawyer from Houston was defending himself in a traffic ticket written by a state trooper.
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Old 11-30-2021, 11:54 PM   #35
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Grand jury is a lot of fun. Get to hear all about the case and send it to the petit jury or no bill them. LOL!
I did grand jury one time, we met for three days at a time once per month for 3 or 4 months (canít remember how many months). I wouldnít describe my experience as fun. We had to wade thru all the child molestation and pedophile cases, DWI cases, drug use and possession, murder/manslaughter, and two particular cases involving the death/drownings of minor children. I had a young daughter at the time. It was very disturbing, depressing, and disheartening to hear some of the things that actually go on in my community that the public rarely hears the details about.
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Old 12-01-2021, 12:22 AM   #36
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Could be fun.
Wife served Cornbread and beans the past 2 nights....
So, Kyle, what does the cornbread and beans have to do with serving on a jury?

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After my last time going in for jury duty, I think my notice will be lost from now on. Both lawyers and the judge took my name down and asked for the correct spelling before telling me I could leave. I was the only one that all three took the info down on after one of the other jurors caught up with me in the parking lot leaving. Guess they didn’t like someone that told them what was on their mind straight up with no B.S. thrown in.
I'm still trying to decipher that sentence.

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I hope you are never accused of a serious crime you didn’t commit, and need some honest people to hear your side….or maybe I hope you are…


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So you had an chance to influence a group of people and help the jury make the right call, and instead "told them what was on their mind", thereby forfeiting your ability to make a positive influence with the group?

Gotcha, you showed them
Really!

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Told them they had already failed everyone in the county by letting a person convicted of sexual assault/battery on a minor walk and not put them 6ft under. He got probation and had not registered in over 2 yrs.
So because of a previous failure of the system you told them off so you would not have to serve? Wouldn't it have been a better/honorable thing to serve on a jury and do your part to see that justice was done?

As Dale said, how would you feel if you were charged with something that you were innocent of and not have people with sound judgement willing to even serve on your jury? SMH.
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Old 12-01-2021, 01:35 AM   #37
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People who dodge jury duty **** me off.

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The ones who dodge are probably the ones you wouldn't want on a jury of your peers anyway. But I get what you mean.
Having said that, I've never been called, ever.
My brother has been summoned 5 times and served on 3.

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Old 12-01-2021, 05:16 AM   #38
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I don’t know how many summons I have gotten over the years. I guess maybe about eight times I have been called.

I served in federal court on a lawsuit, a state misdemeanor court on an assault and in state felony court for a drug possession.

After a couple of days of testimony in the injury lawsuit from a chemical plant, one side of the other did not like the way it was going and made a settlement out of court.

On the misdemeanor assault case it was a hung jury 3 to 3. I was on the not guilty side. A black student was accused of assaulting a teacher in the cafeteria. A white male teacher was assaulted after a huge crowd had gathered around during the lunch break. The teacher himself took the witness stand and said that was not the person that assaulted him. That teacher had since moved to Houston after the assault and testified that had he known it was this particular student on trial, he would have never have shown up. Basically the district attorney called him as a witness from Houston and said we have the guy that assaulted you. The teacher also said that student often stopped after classes and chatted with him and he consider him a friend. The one witness against the student was the assistant principal who was all the way on the other side of the cafeteria and testified that maybe 50 to 100 students were crowding in around the teacher but he could specifically see that one student’s face in the middle of the crowd. So the victim said adamantly that this was the wrong person being charged. One witness it was all the way across the cafeteria and in a crowd of faces could identify this one suspect. Even to this day I am wondering how the three people that voted guilty came to that conclusion. I will tend to think that he is not guilty at all but there was absolutely reasonable doubt.

In the felony drug trial, the defendant was acquitted. The strange thing about it was that it was a crack cocaine case made by a couple of officers from the street crime/gang unit in a nearby city. At the time I served on the jury I was the commander of the street crime/gang unit in my city which was in the same county and knew both officers. I thought it was strange when they called my name to be on the jury. Also on the jury with me was a lieutenant in the TDCJ prison system and the man whose son was a sergeant with Houston Police Department. I kind of figured they had a tough case when the defense attorney allowed a police officer, a prison guard lieutenant and a father of a police officer on the jury without striking us.
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Old 12-01-2021, 06:26 AM   #39
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Grand jury is a lot of fun. Get to hear all about the case and send it to the petit jury or no bill them. LOL!
I received my notice for grand jury yesterday. But it shouldnít be too exciting due to the County I live in has only approx 8000 population.
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Old 12-01-2021, 06:39 AM   #40
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I'm think that's the proper name gas
You know the ditty
Beans beans then musical fruit
The more ya eat the more ya toot. The more ya toot the better ya feel. So let's have beans for every meal
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:06 AM   #41
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I love being forced to show up and being treated like a criminal.
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:42 AM   #42
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I have no problem with Jury duty being imoprtant...BUT its supposed to be of 12 of your Peers ... NOT handpicked by both sides Legal teams..12 people Randomly picked by Some method????...Computer???? Just not your friend/family /someone associated with case/ETC
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:47 AM   #43
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I love being forced to show up and being treated like a criminal.
^^^^yes!
And I have to work for a living no work no pay for me!

I know that jury duty is important, but at least choose the people who donít have to work because they choose to mooch off the system!
Ok Iím done!
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:55 AM   #44
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I have only been picked one time. It was a murder trial. On the first day they told us that they could not get a witness out of the federal system in a timely manner so the trial was postponed for about 6 months. They thanks us for our service and let us go. I would never dodge my jury service and have no respect for those that do.

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Old 12-01-2021, 07:58 AM   #45
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I have no problem with Jury duty being imoprtant...BUT its supposed to be of 12 of your Peers ... NOT handpicked by both sides Legal teams..12 people Randomly picked by Some method????...Computer???? Just not your friend/family /someone associated with case/ETC
Jurors arenít chosen. They are struck because they are friends, family, associates, etc.

The remainder or the random ones left are the jury.
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Old 12-01-2021, 08:01 AM   #46
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^^^^yes!
And I have to work for a living no work no pay for me!

I know that jury duty is important, but at least choose the people who donít have to work because they choose to mooch off the system!
Ok Iím done!
Maybe I am misunderstanding but you want the people on welfare to decide your fate?
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Old 12-01-2021, 08:02 AM   #47
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They used to go off registered voters.

They go off driver license address now.

You should be able to mail that back in with correction.
It has the correct address on it. I am going to call them when I get back in town on Friday. With the way work has been, so far this week...I may beg them to choose me....long term!
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Old 12-01-2021, 08:08 AM   #48
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I've showed up several times when summoned, and I've not shown up a few times when summoned. I've been picked to sit on the jury a couple of times, and both times soured me on the system.......mostly because of how much of my time was wasted, on stuff that it seemed to me, should and could have been addressed before the case ever got to court.
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Old 12-01-2021, 09:13 AM   #49
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Jurors arenít chosen. They are struck because they are friends, family, associates, etc.



The remainder or the random ones left are the jury.
Chosen by process of elimination?
Point being they end up with who they want by eliminating those they don't. Make no mistake, they are chosing them.

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Old 12-01-2021, 02:26 PM   #50
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Chosen by process of elimination?
Point being they end up with who they want by eliminating those they don't. Make no mistake, they are chosing them.

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So you think the first random 12 people they come across to sit on the jury? No qualifications except youíre breathing?
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