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What are some ways of getting out of jury duty that people may not know?

A:  It depends on where you live and what type of summons you received. Follow the directions on the back of the summons. Like the person above stated--be yourself--your ignorance will disqualify you. I do not know what is going on with this generation of people these days. Maybe the $28.00 you make for sitting there for the day will help pay for your job search. Or help you learn what the importance is and the responsibilities of being called for jury duty are. If you''re unemployed then you have less of an excuse to get out of jury duty. What else are you going to do with your time? You haven''t been working for 2 years, what''s another 2-3 days going to hurt? I would...

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Suicide case: Cyberspace law or human drama?

A:  Why is this case being tried in California, when all the persons concerned lived in Missouri? Or does it have something to do with where FaceBook is based? Mrs. Drew deserves to be sentence to the fullest extent of the law and a just punishment of twenty years in state / federal prison. THE STORY VIDEO: A 49-year-old Missouri woman accused of pretending to be a love-struck teenage boy on MySpace and driving a 13-year-old girl to suicide with cruel messages was indicted on Thursday on federal charges. >>jury in MySpace Cyberbullying Trial Might Not Be Told Of Teen''s Suicide<< jury in MySpace Cyberbullying Trial Might Not Be Told Of Teen''s Suicide | Threat Level from Wired.com How is this...

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What sort of people turn up for jury duty?

A:  If the government needs to assemble a jury for some trial, it picks a list of names from among the people living in the community and compels those individual people to turn up for jury duty. So, the people who turn up for jury duty are the people who the government chooses. All types of people from the community are chosen since the process is more-or-less random. The key insight to take away is that jury duty, unlike a help wanted ad, is not a general...

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How do the court systems choose names to send a jury duty notice?

A:  As I believe, in America Juries are selected randomly from the voter List....

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How do I get out of jury duty?

A:  Unfortunately you''ll have to go when you are summoned, but you''ll be released within the hour if you make some kind of racist remark, or when asked about penalties, just say you think all law-breaking sonofabitches should be executed, or something like that. Barring that, if you have some demonstrated disability resulting from your service, or you get sick, your doctor may be able to excuse you. You are retired. Go to jury duty. You have no excuses. Just show up like you are supposed to. If you get called into a courtroom as a prospective juror, and if they seat you in the jury box and start asking questions, just tell them that you don''t believe in our justice system and...

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What are the legal consequences for never filling out the jury duty registration form?

A:  It varies by state. In California, you don''t actually register for jury service. They get your name from DMV records or when you register to vote. The only time you could face prosecution is if you fail to appear when called for jury service - and usually only if you fail to appear more than once. Most states get it off your driver lic They won''t call you if you never registered to vote. You should register to vote to help us get the crooks out of Washington so we the people can take back the country...! When you register to vote you''ll be registering for jury duty. The form that you get in trouble for not filling out at 18 is the selective...

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Real Life Runaway jury?

A:  Is Charlie Rosenthal still the D.A. in Harris County, edgar? He still be, merry andrew. Totally unprofessional on the prosecutor''s part. This kind of conduct calls for an ethics inquiry. I''m intrigued by this statement in the story: In a county where only about 20 percent of those summoned for jury duty showed up last year, according to the District Clerk''s Office, Yules said such an experience could make people less likely to serve again. Does that mean that in TX it''s possible to just ignore a summons for jury duty without suffering any consequences, e.g. a hefty fine? You couldn''t do that in most states that I know of. I know lots of

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How YOU can be President for a day ?

A:  "Rex" <rexy...ij.net> wrote in message news:blkklh$10en$1...news1.ij.net... President''s Day (the third Monday each February) presents a secret way for everyone to be President for a day! The secret is that juries can veto acts of Congress -just as the President can. It''s known as a jury veto, jury nullification or jury pardon. To learn more visit http://members.ij.net/rex/fija.html Being a juror is like being President for a day, because juror''s can veto the criminal laws of congress, and can grant any defendant a pardon, like the president can! Every juror is more powerful than the president, because Congress can override the president''s veto, but Congress can''t...

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disability rights and autism

A:  Sounds like your daughter is going to have to show up for jury duty. It is almost impossible to get excused and I can understand the court's position. The good news is that once she's the there you may have the opportunity to talk to someone in person and get her off after that day. jury duty isn't quite as serious. There's no constitutional right to avoid jury duty. Any special accommodation depends on jurisdictional law. I strongly disagree with Lynn. I would have your mental health care provider write a note to the clerk of the court detailing your daughter's multiple axis diagnosis....

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Why haven''t I ever been called for jury duty?

A:  And I've been called twice in the last few years but haven't been selected to sit on one. It's completely random. Don't lose any sleep over it. "I am just curious why I have never been called for jury duty." I assume you don't seriously expect people on an Internet message board to know to know why an anonymous person in an unidentified state hasn't been called for jury duty. "I'm just curious how people get called for that." The means by which localities call people for jury duty vary from state to state, and you...