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Clark: No jury duty? No fair

People scratch and moan all the time about how screwed up the judicial system is. Judges too soft. Lawyers too slick. And they just don’t make felons like they used to. Yeah. Yeah. That’s all well and true. But do you want to know what’s really wrong with our courts? They’re jury-rigged, that’s what. Jury-rigged against me, anyway. Consider the following troubling statistics. I first dove into the juror eligibility pool back in 1969. That’s when I turned 18 and registered to vote in my first election. Not once during the last 45 years have I ever been called (asked, invited, begged, cajoled …) to serve on a jury. I know. I can’t believe it, either. I am ready, willing and able to convict, I mean serve, in the cause of justice. But what do I get? Zip/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: How many times have you been called for jury duty?

 




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