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A few years back I spent three days on a case against a Boston-area hospital brought by a woman who had slipped in what she claimed was an unmopped soda spill. The amount of evidence compiled on both sides was horrifically stupid. We returned the verdict in favor of the hospital in 10 minutes.
Called three times, served twice. The first time I served, back in my younger, crazier days, I had an affair with a court officer I met there. I guess blue polyester and a gun really are aphrodisiacs -- who knew?
Take me instead! I've always wanted to be on a jury. They'd probably eliminate me for being too enthusiastic.
I have been called a few times, but have never been picked to be on the jury. I think it would be interesting, for about 3 days, but also I would need my nap every afternoon from 2:00-4:00.
I have been called for juryduty 4 times. Twice I was picked for a jury but eliminated by the prosecution without grounds. Once I served on a jury for criminal sexual conduct.A 5 year old was molested by her uncle. Fortunately they plea bargained after about four days.
I've lived in the county here for about 16 years and haven't been called once, though my husband's been called at least twice. But when we lived in the city, I got to serve on the Grand Jury for four months and it was fascinating. Heart-breaking at times, but fascinating.
Denveater, wow, three days of soda-spill evidence. How mind-numbing. Lisa, ha! That's messed up :-)Betts, someday maybe you'll have your chance. I'd gladly let you take my spot this time.Kathi, the jury room I was in lacked a couch, but maybe you would luck out.Peggy, wow, that would be a really hard trial to go through.Rooie, four months! Wow. Was it one of those once-a-week deals? What kind of case?My own jury duty was for a drug bust on the street. I learned a lot about black tar heroin. We all knew the guy was guilty, but the cops botched the bust and couldn't produce the condemning evidence, so we had to let him go.
I've been called several times, served twice, both times over 25 years ago. The first was drug case, but the prosecutor made some wrong reference in his closing argument and the judge declared a mis-trial. The second was a DUI and the defendant represented himself...the old adage is true about having a fool for a client, because he couldn't even remember where he'd been stopped or where he'd been taken to have his blood drawn. We found him guilty.
Never been called, would be interesting once..fingers crossed for you though! :D