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I've Been Called for Jury Service... What Do I Do Now?

 THOMAS JEFFERSON (1789):  “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” 640 more words

Jury Selection

Jury Duty Tricks and Football

I’ve only got a few minutes to hang out.  I’m sorry.  I am a super important, busy person. You probably wouldn’t understand.

I’m sorta in the middle of binge watching “Friday Night Lights”.   558 more words


Ramblings: Stupid Criminals, part 1

By Hal Collier, LAPD Retired

We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us.

Just about everybody is aware that criminals are not the smartest individuals on the planet.  986 more words

Law Enforcement

Infinite Majesty

The law, in its infinite majesty, forbids rich and poor alike from sleeping under bridges, begging in the streets and stealing bread. ————Anatole France

Two more hours of sitting court this morning before they managed to empanel a jury without every needing my judicious services.

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Chris Pisarra

Doing my civic duty

Jury duty today. I got lucky and didn’t have to show up at 8 am, but the call-in system said I had to be here at 1 and here I am. 247 more words

Chris Pisarra

Calling Juror #10

One Tuesday morning, I walked into the judiciary building. I put my bag on the conveyor belt, walked through the security check-point, and took the elevator to the third floor. 572 more words


Serving on a Jury

Recent readers of The Null Set have probably noted that I’ve mentioned having jury duty for these past two weeks. Since people read this blog from around the world and I’m sure at least some of those countries don’t have jury trials (I’d be interested to hear about which countries do and don’t) and even in countries that have jury trials it’s probably not an everyday occurrence to serve on one, I thought my experience as a juror might be found interesting. 2,131 more words