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(USA Today)   Murder conviction in jeopardy because of Facebook posts by a juror during the trial complaining about having to serve on the jury and disparaging the defendant. Can't wait to see his reaction on FB to being sentenced for contempt of court   ( divider line
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2014-06-10 05:31:08 PM  
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pute kisses like a man: Theaetetus: pute kisses like a man: However, I think that the minimum standards to be on a jury should be elevated.

Like, say, minimum income or education levels? Comparison of skin color to a paper bag? Demonstrated knowledge of the distinction between a salad fork and shrimp fork?

there's no judgment in brainstorming!

/ obviously there are pitfalls in my suggestion.  I don't have the answers, but, I believe the system could be better.

Coincidentally, just this morning I was hearing about an invisible problem that pops up particularly in the federal courts... there are jury pools where "proper dress" is enforced, with pool members getting sent home by a clerk or bailiff for wearing jeans, or sneakers, or whatnot that they deem "inappropriate". And, overwhelmingly, the people who are wearing jeans or sneakers to sit on a jury rather than slacks and dress shoes are people from lower income or class spheres... so as a result, they get sent home, and the juries end up biased from the get-go, long before voir dire - and good luck ever trying to prove that on appeal.

"Minimum standards" applied via someone's discretion are going to likely result in discrimination.
2014-06-10 03:33:24 PM  
1 vote:
I had jury duty once. I didn't expect to be picked, but damned if I wasn't the first one picked. After a week of testimony and dealing with my fellow jurors, the Judge called a mistrial because of some evidence we shouldn't have been shown, or something. Every one of those idiots wanted to discuss the case every time we got a break, even after the Judge gave strict instruction not to until all the testimony was complete.

Never again will I serve on a jury. And I hope I never have to face a jury, because I learned a thing or two from my fellow jurors. Mostly that I don't want idiots like that deciding my fate.
2014-06-10 02:55:06 PM  
1 vote:

Plastic Trash Vortex: Smart people who can think for themselves generally have day jobs,

They want people that sit home all day watching TV.
Programmed people.
2014-06-10 02:51:34 PM  
1 vote:

Cyclonic Cooking Action: When will they start paying jurors like everyone else in the courtroom, besides the defendant is getting paid?

When jurors have the training to perform what everyone else in the courtroom is doing and are being hired specifically for the purpose of performing that duty.
2014-06-10 02:48:10 PM  
1 vote:

Deep Contact: Someone was murdered on Jeopardy?

Trebek doesn't take kindly to people disrespecting the Daily Double.
2014-06-10 02:47:31 PM  
1 vote:
Neither juror could be reached for comment Monday evening.

Try Facebook.
2014-06-10 02:47:07 PM  
1 vote:
When will they start paying jurors like everyone else in the courtroom, besides the defendant is getting paid?
2014-06-10 11:23:33 AM  
1 vote:

Theaetetus: Lol verdict coming out #bestjurorever #judgestaringatme #looksangry #bailiffapproaching

#LOLd #wouldLOLagain
2014-06-10 11:08:13 AM  
1 vote:
Lol verdict coming out #bestjurorever #judgestaringatme #looksangry #bailiffapproaching
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