« 2008 Short Term Trips | Main | Web Bonus - Seasons Change »

November 04, 2007

Comments

Heath Casey

Just say you CANNOT BE IMPARTIAL. That will pretty much keep you off the jury.

I have never been summoned. Please post about the experience (what you can). :)

Mike Hoskins

The only time I got on a jury, it was because I said I could not be impartial.

Both lawyers are involved in the jury pool and get to recommend and/or disqualify. One side will like you a lot, if it seems you will vote their way. Each side gets a few they like.

This was portrayed in Runaway Jury:
http://imdb.com/find?s=all&q=runaway+jury&x=0&y=0

However, I hope more Christians do what they can to get on juries. I think we are not represented very well, these days. I think it's partly because we're trying to get out of it.

I've only been called once. Even though at the time, I tried to get out, yet had to serve, I learned a lot. In retrospect, I am glad that Christ was represented in our halls of justice. I'm glad that I did my civic duty. I'm glad to have represented the side of justice, as a Christian.

We are somewhat unique in that mere citizens help get to decide justice. I don't think that could be said in oppressive cultures nor for much of human history.

I wish they'd call me again, just not during vacation. :-)

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

November 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30