4of11: Is it a crime to refuse to take the oath?
4of11: In any event, as far as I can tell, the overall consensus is that jury nullification is entirely legal (for example: I'd take Straight Dope over your word). There's just no requirement to inform jurors of it.
Aarontology: People who try to get out of jury duty are like people who don't vote.They deserve no right to complain about anything the government does.
4of11: Aarontology: People who try to get out of jury duty are like people who don't vote.They deserve no right to complain about anything the government does.Ironically, my belief that jurists should not merely pass judgement on the evidence, but also have an actual say on what the government does, i.e., jury annulment, would surely get me excused from being on a jury.
the ha ha guy: So if someone can't afford to live on $5/day while on jury duty, they shouldn't have the right to complain?
pute kisses like a man: although, it may be the case that people who don't vote will never be called in for jury duty...
kevinfra: Hey, here's an idea.When you get a summons for jury duty, instead of whining and trying to get out of it - think to yourself, "I'm really lucky to live in a country where citizens have the power to determine the guilt and innocence of a suspect - not some goverment bureaucrat."
DeathByGeekSquad: Aarontology: People who try to get out of jury duty are like people who don't vote.They deserve no right to complain about anything the government does.Actually, I reserve the right to complain because I chose not to endorse the lesser of two evils. There is a difference between being too lazy to vote, and having an actual reason to not vote. I do not trust either candidate, I am not willing to become an additional tally that they feel endorses their entire platform.The jury reaper hasn't come knocking, but I'm actually quite curious about the process and have heard conflicting stories from various people who've been called.
the ha ha guy: Aarontology: People who try to get out of jury duty are like people who don't vote.They deserve no right to complain about anything the government does.So if someone can't afford to live on $5/day while on jury duty, they shouldn't have the right to complain?
mattharvest: (b) Nullification is, as I just said, criminal: if you swear an oath to uphold the law as instructed by the court (which is what all jurors must do) and then proceed to act in direct contradiction with the law (i.e. to refuse to find guilt because you dispute the law as opposed to the evidence) then you commit perjury. If you're open to the court (i.e. telling them that you believe in nullification) this doesn't change the fact that your Oath is violated by nullification.
CheneyTheDick: honestly, it's so easy to get out of jury duty without even lying, I don't know what the big deal is. The thing that scared me was how many people WANTED to be on a jury for the $40 a day//yay brooklyn/8 years til I'm called again
wee: It's hard to get jury duty seems like. I can't imagine having to work very hard to avoid it...
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