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Old 09-13-2017, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Well, what happened?
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Well, what happened?
didn't get selected. now that i know the process - where to park, how to validate, what to expect, how to get through security with the least hassle, i have to say it's no big deal. that first morning nearly everything was unknown. i look forward to my next summons and hope to sit in on a case someday.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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didn't get selected. now that i know the process - where to park, how to validate, what to expect, how to get through security with the least hassle, i have to say it's no big deal. that first morning nearly everything was unknown. i look forward to my next summons and hope to sit in on a case someday.
Be careful what you wish for. Little did I know when I reported that I would be there for 6 months!
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:45 PM
 
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Be careful what you wish for. Little did I know when I reported that I would be there for 6 months!
Yea, if you aren't retired that kind of excrement can be really disrupting.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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Be careful what you wish for. Little did I know when I reported that I would be there for 6 months!
That's one reason among many I was happy to get out of the only time I was ever summoned. It was a capital case and they said it would be minimum 10 weeks, they estimated. Uhh, yeah, no people have lives, they can't just put them on hold. We need professional jurors in this country, intelligent people who are paid well to do their jobs. The average person (who isn't smart enough to escape jury duty) certainly isn't smart enough to be in charge of deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent. It's a poor system. It may have made sense back in the day when everyone was more or less similar, but now there are too many specialized cases. A "jury of your peers" doesn't mean 12 people too dumb to get out of jury duty, those are NOT my peers. My peers wouldn't be there at jury duty, so I'd rather have them be 12 intelligent career jurors whose sole job is hearing these types of cases.

Turns out when you leave the state and move, that's a good way to get out of jury duty. Who would have known?! lol. :P
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:42 AM
 
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The problem there is the professional jurors basically become judges with all the corruption and bias that comes with that.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:42 PM
 
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Jesus 7:30 am, middle of the night! That sounds awful. If I ever got called, jury nullification. That's all I can say. People say that to get out of it, but for me as a philosophy major I wouldn't in good conscience vote to convict someone of a law with which I don't agree. And that's my legal right, thus jury nullification. I don't see being selected given that opinion lol
I hear you on jury nullification. IMO it should be part of the judge's instructions to the jury.

BUT, if you really believe in it, what good is being disqualified? One day it could be you behind the defense table, being judged by 12 jurors who think the law you've clearly broken is BS, praying to God just ONE of them realizes they have the right to vote to nullify.
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