Dang! Missed out on jury selection!
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March 2nd, 2010 07:41 PM
I was rejected for jury duty twice, despite my being a nice polite moderate tolerant open-minded nonjudgmental civilized guy, who was willing to listen to the lying criminal ******** before I found them guilty.
March 2nd, 2010 08:20 PM
Originally Posted by Hopyard
Trusting decision making to folks randomly selected, who don't want to be there, who have an average IQ and no qualifications further beyond breathing, isn't wise.]
I usually agree with my friend Hopyard, but not in this case. A jury of peers, or folks selected randomly with average IQ is the way the Constitution is set up as I understand it for trials.
A lot of people with common farmer/rancher sense are in a much better shape to make a decision than the smart guys who nit pik, and let the BG off by reason of some minute imagined loophole. It is the "high IQ" lawyers who get the guilty off.
That is the way I see it.
March 2nd, 2010 09:24 PM
The one time I was called for jury duty, both lawyers asked questions and if it applied to us we were to raise our hand. Myself and the nice looking gentleman next to me only raised our hand once. The question was: are you a member of any fraternal org, like the Lion's club, Knight's of Columbus... the NRA...? We did not get picked. The crazy lady on the back row who raised her hand at every question and sometimes waved both arms was picked. Ain't life grand.
March 2nd, 2010 09:45 PM
It's scary sometimes to hear what some jurors based thier decisions on. Sometimes it is a very obscure, minute, and seemingly irrelevent matter. I've never been asked to be on one and never sat before one.
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March 3rd, 2010 09:28 AM
As I stated, there may have been other charges settled previously (I don't know; I wasn't there for the actual trial). All I know is the trial was for illegal conceal weapon.
Originally Posted by ep1953
As for the homeowner, the Supreme Court is hearing that very matter now. That's one reason we have appellate and higher courts, to right the injustices that our "elected" officials create.
If all court verdits were decided on opinions only rather than evidence presented, we'd be in much sorrier shape than we're in now.
The State must prove guilt beyond "reasonable doubt." All the defense has to do is create reasonable doubt.
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March 3rd, 2010 09:56 AM
That's the problem. For many Americans, logic and reason are a lost art.
Originally Posted by OldVet
March 3rd, 2010 11:23 AM
Funny, I just got a letter in the mail last week for jury duty summons for march 15. Never had one before, so I'll just see what its all about.
"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"
March 3rd, 2010 11:49 AM
I've been summoned for jury duty a few times, only got to serve once--on a drunk driving case.
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to those who are not free."
March 3rd, 2010 12:00 PM
I am grumpy, old and I have to got to the bathroom a lot. They don't want me.
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March 3rd, 2010 12:33 PM
Yes technically it is part of the law. The fact that few people know about it, and NO lawyers are going to mention it it their opening or closing statements does not change the fact that the law exisit.
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