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Ammonia, Fish and Jury Duty

I never met my father’s father. He died six weeks before I was born. He was a carpenter, a handyman hired by Sears in downtown Manhattan. 667 more words


180 Days: Day 45--Keep It Simple Week Ain't So Simple, and I Ain't Ready

I sighed a breath of relief over the weekend when I found out that I would not have to report for jury duty today. But I do have to call every day this week and still face the possibility of having to go in to serve one day or one trial. 260 more words

The Voir Dire

I was chosen for Jury Duty for Maricopa County and today was the day to show up. Like Washington, DC – Maricopa County has a one day, one trial jury process meaning you can serve one trial or one day waiting to get picked and you’ve fulfilled your obligation to the government. 644 more words


MojoFiction Judges America (or tries to)

Recently, the upstanding citizens at MojoFiction received a notice calling us in for Jury duty. Obviously, someone didn’t think that through, what with our recent performance serving on the parole board for O.J. 848 more words


My First Jury Duty Experience

“I like the wood chairs where I can put my arms.”

On October 31, 2017, notes of this intellectual nature were frantically (and nervously) typed out by yours truly in the juror’s lounge of my county’s courthouse. 2,252 more words

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VIDEO: Obama Surprises Potential Jurors

Around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, prospective juror Barack Obama climbed out of a black SUV in a secure parking garage underneath the Daley Center as a news helicopter hovered overhead. 101 more words


Obama Reports for Jury Duty in Chicago

CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama reported for jury duty in Chicago on Wednesday but was ultimately dismissed from the pool.

He was assigned to a panel that was not called, Chief Judge Tim Evans, who presides in Cook County, said at a news conference held after Obama departed. 298 more words

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