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Jury Duty: deliberation day 3

Friday started like every other day. We all came in around 9:30 and got let into the juror’s room where everyone resumed speaking a the same time. I sat in the corner holding my head in frustration. I remained utterly convinced that we would never reach a consensus. In another corner, unbeknownst to me, Memory […]

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Jury Duty – F.A.Q.

I want to take a moment to answer some questions I have received about my time on a jury. Feel free to ask more questions and I will try to answer them. 1. The main questions I am asked is “What was the final verdict?”, and “What was the sentence?” The first part of that […]

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Jury Duty – deliberation day 2

Day 2 of Deliberation was even worse then the first day. During the course of the day’s non-stop simultaneous arguing someone might change their vote from non-guilty to undecided or from guilty to undecided, but eventually they would always change their vote back to how they originally voted. At the end of the day the […]

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Jury Duty – deliberation day 1.

The closing statements took one and a half days, so deliberation started halfway through Wednesday. When you are in deliberation your hours change. You still come in around 9:30, but you are held much later. And you don’t get to go out for lunch – although you also don’t have to pay for the lunch […]

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Jury Duty – the alternates

After selecting the twelve members of the jury the lawyers had to select four more jurors to serve as alternates. The alternates are not involved in the deliberation, but other then that they are treated the same as every other member of the jury. Before deliberation they are in the same room as the other […]

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Jury Duty – other jurors

The Jury was made up of 12 members (9 women, 3 men) and 4 alternates (2 men, 2 women). Here are two of them. Caribbean Man – This guy was late every day. From 10 minutes to an hour he was never at the court house when we were told to be. First thing in […]

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Jury Duty – the law talking guys

Columbo – This guy was the best. He was the defending lawyer for the club owner. During the jury selection process he started by saying “I’ve got some butterfiles in my stomach, so if I start to ramble that’s just me settling my nerves”. Read that in your best Peter Falk impression and you will […]

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Jury Duty – in general

I started jury duty on November 7th. My last day was December 14th. Over the course of those 6 weeks I would have to go to the court 21 different days and spend 30 hours over the last 2 and a half days deliberating. While parts of it were interesting, and some parts were pretty […]

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Also Kevhines…M.I.A.

So I haven’t posted since November 20th. A combination of jury duty taking far longer then I anticipated (I was there for 6 weeks) and my evenings being busy. There were large stretches of time where I was only home long enough to either shower or sleep. Never both. It was pretty awful. More on […]

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I never get sick

I used to never get sick. That is an exaggeration. But I rarely got sick. I don’t think I ever got anything more then a runny nose in high-school and in college I got sick twice over the 4 years. Both times was pretty bad. I had a really tough chest-aching cough and lost my […]

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