Deandre Somerville served 10 days behind bars after he overslept and missed jury service in Florida.
Even Barack Obama can’t get out of jury duty! The former President turned up at a Chicago court after being selected at random for the jury pool.
In most cases, your arduous day spent sitting around in a courthouse will get your name off of the potential jurors list
On occasion, the judge shows up with a guitar and we freestyle jam about the case. It's really fun and takes some of the
She performed her civic duty and took selfies with everyone.
GPS for the Soul
Jury duty starts with a summons. The government officially demands you show up at a courthouse on a specific day and time. Not asks, not invites, demands.
The judge addresses us. He reiterates the responsibilities and informs us that this is a criminal trial and will probably run two weeks and everyone must be able to commit to that time. And then he drops this bomb: This is a case of accused sexual assault.
Claire McCaskill is wittily live-tweeting her experience.
The simple piece of paper with a jury summons notice was enough to erase every moment of healing I've accomplished since the then and now. This piece of paper made me want to flee the country that caused me so much damage, like I ended up doing in 2002 after my suicide attempt.
As the presidential race heats up, all candidates will be judged on questions of policy and character. Those who embrace the difficult and unglamorous responsibilities of daily citizenship will have a greater claim to the type of character that can lead a nation.
SHREVEPORT, La. — Here are some reasons prosecutors have offered for excluding blacks from juries: They were young or old
Even presidents have to fulfill their civic duty.
Leave nothing to chance. It's probably a lot easier to deal with the court than the airline.
We the People have the constitutional right thanks to the Bill of Rights, amendment 6, to Trial by Jury. This right is the only one we have that is documented in both our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Jury duty is a valuable form of community involvement. Without jurors there would be no jury trials, and without jury trials we would lose an effective and fair way to seek justice and hold members of the community accountable.