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Old 02-11-2013, 10:32 AM
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Have jury duty today...

So, watch out, I might be posting a bunch of useless stuff!

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:44 AM
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Same here, waiting in the jury room of the Supreme Court building downtown. (though as soon as they find out that I'm an opinionated bastige, they'll likely kick me back onto Centre St. Then again, 99% of NY'ers are opinionated, so maybe they won't )
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:48 AM
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Last time I had jury duty I was so bored I was hoping theyd call me so I could have something to do. They never did though.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:30 AM
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Same here, waiting in the jury room of the Supreme Court building downtown. (though as soon as they find out that I'm an opinionated bastige, they'll likely kick me back onto Centre St. Then again, 99% of NY'ers are opinionated, so maybe they won't )
Well that is fun.


I have a feeling I might get booted too. Few friends in law enforcement, and I don't exactly have a "spot-free" record...
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:30 AM
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Last time I had jury duty I was so bored I was hoping theyd call me so I could have something to do. They never did though.
Yeah, that's why I am here with my laptop. Netflix!
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:47 AM
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My step father is a retired sheriff's deputy, and that still didn't get me booted off of serving on two juries.

It's partly a pain in the neck, but it's a very moving experience and I'm glad I had the privilege to serve and I hope you do, too.

As American citizens, our constitution gives us two duties: to serve in the military and serve on a jury if called.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:55 AM
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So, watch out, I might be posting a bunch of useless stuff!
Fortunately your PUI has prepared us for it.

I'd actually like to sit on a jury to see the system first hand. I've always been released just after lunch.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:07 PM
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So, watch out, I might be posting a bunch of useless stuff!
Hope you went dressed like this...

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They called 30 people for a traffic accident lawsuit and took 8 drivers from the front row. Back row and people who had never driven we're excused. I was in back row. Shame, seems like a wasted half day -- almost wish I'd have been called.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:33 PM
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My step father is a retired sheriff's deputy, and that still didn't get me booted off of serving on two juries.

It's partly a pain in the neck, but it's a very moving experience and I'm glad I had the privilege to serve and I hope you do, too.

As American citizens, our constitution gives us two duties: to serve in the military and serve on a jury if called.
Yeah, but it seems like a waste of time if all I do is sit here all day and surf the web...

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They called 30 people for a traffic accident lawsuit and took 8 drivers from the front row. Back row and people who had never driven we're excused. I was in back row. Shame, seems like a wasted half day -- almost wish I'd have been called.
Yeah, the clerk announced that there were only 2 cases on the calendar for today. Have a feeling I am going to get called back in tomorrow.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:52 PM
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Yeah, but it seems like a waste of time if all I do is sit here all day and surf the web...
Some firefighters and military people on alert also get to sit around. Doesn't mean their jobs aren't useful, even if they're "doing nothing" in the immediate present.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:28 PM
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I have always gotten out of it.

But I have been told if you own a business you can get out of it.



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Old 02-11-2013, 02:49 PM
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Out hear for the last 10 or more years they have been calling People every Year for Jury Duty? That is too much.

What they do here is except for the first day you will be sent Home and have to check if they need you on the Phone.

From what I have seen if you call and have to go to Court it is almost a sure thing you are at least going to be part of the Herd actually going to the Court Room where you may or may not get selected.

They problem with this system is that while it saves the Court Money you will not be able to tell where you work when or how long you might be Gone. Worse if you are a Small Business Owner that needs to be at your Business every day.

They do allow some posponements so you can make arrangements for not being where you need to be. So with posponements you can stretch out your time to longer than 1 year when you have to actually show up.

I have being getting called to Jury Duty since 1980 and have had enough.
Arguing with the Jury when I was on a Jury tore My Stomach up during the Trian and for 2 weeks after the Trial was finished. I don't want to go through that again and have managed to get Myself booted of the Jury when I was actually selected.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:53 PM
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Yeah, but it seems like a waste of time if all I do is sit here all day and surf the web...
And that differs from your normal workday how?
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show up naked.... nobody wants to have a naked guy on the jury

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