Jury Duty

I just got back from jury duty. OK, I didn’t serve, but I was pre-selected and then eliminated. It was interesting. I was actually pretty excited about it – even though the case was supposed to last 5 weeks. Yeah… jury duty is one of those few chances that normal citizens get to participate in government aside from voting. So, I am kind of bummed. (Plus, it would have been nice to get away from work right now. LOL!)

In high school we got extra credit for going to the local, board of education, and other localized meetings. I know that most students found it to be a drag – or just a way to get extra credit for their government class. However, I actually enjoyed it. I liked feeling like I was a part of my community and that my opinion would be heard.

So, since I was not selected, I suppose I will have to wait at least 18 months (I think).

I met some cool people during our breaks too. Hopefully I will see one of them on my blog sometime since I gave them my blog addy.


1 Response to “Jury Duty”

  1. 1 DJ
    4 March 2008 at 03:47

    It is a life long desire of mine to serve on a jury, I m not one of those who believe a juror is someone too stupid to get out of jury duty. To me it is the ultimate honor of our jurisprudence system, I know I am in the minority but thats ok. Perhaps one day I will get to sit on a jury.

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