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Jury Duty by tucsonmike on 11 January 2008 6:30pm
 
Well, I finally had to serve it and ended up on a case which is now over. Will answer any questions from the curious and will post more when I get home from work.
 
Re: Jury Duty by mrsthing on 11 January 2008 6:42pm
 
I had to sit on a jury once. Kind of a silly case, really, and I regret that I voted him guilty based on gut instinct and the victim's testimony (the perp didn't testify, but the only witness for the defense couldn't account for his whereabouts at the time of the crime) rather than with the facts, which were entirely circumstantial. It made me wonder how many other cases--maybe even more serious ones--were decided by people who did the same. Scary.

So what do you think of the American justice system, now that you've had a chance to participate a bit?
 
Re: Jury Duty by kazzzz on 12 January 2008 1:56am
 
Mike, curiously, I have a question. If a train is travelling west at 427km per hour and I forgot to pay my phone bill yesterday but did remember to defrost the fridge BUT Missy only took her dog Rosie for 3 walks this week, how many artichokes should I buy?
 
Re: Jury Duty by Miss-M on 12 January 2008 2:01am
 
Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west, and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
 
Re: Jury Duty by arty_farty on 12 January 2008 2:03am
 
cranberries are also the name of a fab band that played on charmed. if west is west then south is south right?
 
Re: Jury Duty by kazzzz on 12 January 2008 2:06am
 
I don't know but I DO know that artichokes only grow in November or March, unless they grow in June, in which case they would be twice as big and would taste like plum jam.
 
Re: Jury Duty by Miss-M on 12 January 2008 2:06am
 
I could have been a judge but I never had the Latin, never had the Latin for the judgin', I never had it, so I'd had it, as far as bein' a judge was concerned. I just never had sufficient of it to get through the rigourous judging exams. They're noted for their rigour. People come out staggering and saying "My God, what a rigourous exam!" - and so I became a miner instead. A coal miner. I managed to get through the mining exams--they're not rigourous, they only ask one question, they say, "Who are you", and I got 75 per cent on that. I'd rather have been a judge than a miner. Being a miner, as soon as you are too old and tired and sick and stupid to do the job properly, you have to go. Well, the very opposite applies with judges.
 
Re: Jury Duty by arty_farty on 12 January 2008 2:08am
 
hmmm, also swallows can carry herring, string and small churches but not coconuts or gravy.
 
Re: Jury Duty by kazzzz on 12 January 2008 2:09am
 
GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mike, should I stay or should I go? One day it's fine the next it's black, so if you want me off your back, darlin' you've got to let me know, should I stay or should i go?
 
Re: Jury Duty by Palin_Lover on 12 January 2008 2:29am
 
Ooh, what was the case about? Is it true that once you register to vote, you get signed up for jury duty?
 
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