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It is what it is.

AttorneyOur free society provides for equal access to trial by jury for every citizen of our country.  It’s one of the ways we preserve individual freedoms and insure that a dictatorial, arbitrary form of government does not take over.

Courts are anal about assembling juries that are as fair as possible.  Potential jurors are asked various iterations of “Do you think you can render an objective verdict?”  The ones that say “no” or that the court perceives to have too many external, prejudicial influences are excused. Continue reading It is what it is.

Twelve Plus Two

Courtroom 01A dreaded jury summons came with the bills and adverts for the Land’s End sale.  Pangs of guilt also came because jury service should be an honor rather than a nuisance – a privilege of living in a democratic society.

The badge number is sixteen-0-two.  From now on four digits are our names to preserve anonymity.  Names get changed a second time after the panel is seated.  Only one or two digits now – one through fourteen. Continue reading Twelve Plus Two