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2013-07-09 09:53:41 AM
Farquhar was convicted of sexually assaulting three teenage girls aged between 13 and 15.

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2013-07-09 09:53:45 AM
Good on the judge for not automatically thowing the book at her.
 
2013-07-09 09:54:07 AM
As someone who soon has to appear for jury duty, I sympathize with her.

It's a bunch of crap. I have to think of which excuse to go with so I don't have to serve.

I'm thinking I'll just tell the judge that, under no circumstances, could I ever vote to send someone to jail, no matter the evidence or the charge. "I don't have the right to make that kind of decision, as I consider the jury system to be completely stupid. I'll vote not guilty every single time," is what I want to say.

I wonder if that would work.

/Still mad at my Secretary of State for automatically registering me to vote, thus placing me on the jury selection list, when I moved, even though I didn't ask for it. Bastards.
 
2013-07-09 09:57:04 AM

doczoidberg: As someone who soon has to appear for jury duty, I sympathize with her.

It's a bunch of crap. I have to think of which excuse to go with so I don't have to serve.

I'm thinking I'll just tell the judge that, under no circumstances, could I ever vote to send someone to jail, no matter the evidence or the charge. "I don't have the right to make that kind of decision, as I consider the jury system to be completely stupid. I'll vote not guilty every single time," is what I want to say.

I wonder if that would work.

/Still mad at my Secretary of State for automatically registering me to vote, thus placing me on the jury selection list, when I moved, even though I didn't ask for it. Bastards.


I saw a juror get excused for cause because she stated that only god could ever know the truth.  And that she could never believe anything to the extent necessary to convict a person.  And all sorts of other hippie, truth-is-relative crap.

I was working with the Defense.  God we wanted her on that jury.
 
2013-07-09 10:03:38 AM
It's amazing the lengths people go to to get out of their Civic Duty.

Or in this case, Civ*hic* Duty.

I recently served on Jury Duty and throes of people suddenly lost their ability to speak English and acquired instantaneous heart conditions.
 
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2013-07-09 10:09:06 AM
what name does she go by on Fark?
 
2013-07-09 10:19:01 AM
If I had to listen to most of a week about some guy raping three teenage girls.. I'd be drinking too.
 
2013-07-09 10:19:16 AM
Seriously, it's not that painful.  You sit around and listen to some dudes, then you go talk to a bunch of random people and "find fact" if you can.  It's like church, except without the long-term commitment.  I don't understand what it is that makes people hate Jury Duty so.

Selfishness?
Attention Deficit?
Cowardice?

I understand the thing with really young (<2yo) kids.  Also, the whole "I have plane tickets, give me a deferral," thing that works well.  But I've seen people not only lie to a Judge's face, but then get caught afterwards.  Why?
 
2013-07-09 10:22:09 AM

doczoidberg: As someone who soon has to appear for jury duty, I sympathize with her.

It's a bunch of crap. I have to think of which excuse to go with so I don't have to serve.

I'm thinking I'll just tell the judge that, under no circumstances, could I ever vote to send someone to jail, no matter the evidence or the charge. "I don't have the right to make that kind of decision, as I consider the jury system to be completely stupid. I'll vote not guilty every single time," is what I want to say.

I wonder if that would work.

/Still mad at my Secretary of State for automatically registering me to vote, thus placing me on the jury selection list, when I moved, even though I didn't ask for it. Bastards.


Depends on the case, but "I'm a firm believer in the 9th amendment" should get you off any case involving consensual behavior (drugs, prostitution, gambling). Refuse to participate in the voir dire unless you are represented by council. Wear a shirt with the text of the 13th amendment printed on it. You only need to make either the prosecution or the defense uncomfortable with you to get stricken from the jury.
 
2013-07-09 10:34:19 AM

janeuner: Seriously, it's not that painful.  You sit around and listen to some dudes, then you go talk to a bunch of random people and "find fact" if you can.  It's like church, except without the long-term commitment.  I don't understand what it is that makes people hate Jury Duty so.

Selfishness?
Attention Deficit?
Cowardice?

I understand the thing with really young (<2yo) kids.  Also, the whole "I have plane tickets, give me a deferral," thing that works well.  But I've seen people not only lie to a Judge's face, but then get caught afterwards.  Why?


It's not that hard to get out of jury duty, people, and if your sense of duty is so weak that you feel the need to do so, I don't want you on any jury that I'm either sitting on or being tried before.

Tell the judge that you look forward to educating your fellow jurors about jury nullification and you'll be excused so quickly that your head will spin.
 
2013-07-09 10:46:57 AM
That's a lot of nouns and pronouns, subperson.
 
2013-07-09 11:00:20 AM
Subby: Juror unable to play their part as one of the 12 angry men because she's one drunk woman

But is she a mean drunk? That could be relevant.
 
2013-07-09 11:30:02 AM
My town lets you go online to defer once and pick any week in the next six months to serve.
 
2013-07-09 11:37:51 AM
Farquhar: that's Irish right?
 
2013-07-09 11:42:58 AM
If it were for a DUI case, this would provide a jury of peers.
 
2013-07-09 12:14:43 PM

brap: It's amazing the lengths people go to to get out of their Civic Duty.

Or in this case, Civ*hic* Duty.

I recently served on Jury Duty and throes of people suddenly lost their ability to speak English and acquired instantaneous heart conditions.


perhaps more employers should pay their employees to perform their civic duty.  To tell someone that it is their civic duty, and then force them to take unpaid leave (or use vacation days) is going to make a lot of people unwilling to fulfill their civic duty.
 
2013-07-09 12:43:08 PM
I had jury duty exactly once in my life.  I showed up unshaved in a ratty Dead Kennedy's t-shirt and tried to look intoxicated.  The case was then dismissed before selection began.  I literally sat in a hallway for an hour looking stoned.
 
2013-07-09 12:45:05 PM

doczoidberg: As someone who soon has to appear for jury duty, I sympathize with her.

It's a bunch of crap. I have to think of which excuse to go with so I don't have to serve.

I'm thinking I'll just tell the judge that, under no circumstances, could I ever vote to send someone to jail, no matter the evidence or the charge. "I don't have the right to make that kind of decision, as I consider the jury system to be completely stupid. I'll vote not guilty every single time," is what I want to say.

I wonder if that would work.

/Still mad at my Secretary of State for automatically registering me to vote, thus placing me on the jury selection list, when I moved, even though I didn't ask for it. Bastards.




I was wearing a suit and had a laptop and a New York Times.

I sat in the pool for 20 minutes.
 
2013-07-09 07:46:06 PM
15 angry men on a Scottish jury, subby.
 
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