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Old 13-05-2010, 18:08   #46
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No wonder you are trying to get out of there.

There seems to be too many criminal cases out there.

One that an old friend of mine told me that I kind of liked was, "If you don't attend to the jury duty then you are not allowed to call 911."

PS It ain't fun for me either. I told the judge that I work on call 24/7 and there is no one that covers for me. She didn't care..........
Wow! How did this one get revived. Actually this has long passed. I called and was completely honest. Told them that I didn't live there and that it was only my mailing address. They removed me from the list right over the phone.

Good thing. Because the last thing I need right now is getting called while I'm sitting in the yard spending money I don't have.
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Old 13-05-2010, 18:28   #47
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Wow! How did this one get revived. Actually this has long passed. I called and was completely honest. Told them that I didn't live there and that it was only my mailing address. They removed me from the list right over the phone.

Good thing. Because the last thing I need right now is getting called while I'm sitting in the yard spending money I don't have.

WOW Chris.

Dustymc did it and I did not notice a date on the posts.

Happens all the time as I usually start with new posts and whatever is the latest is what is at the top. Last poster listed.

Good thing it wasn't a jury summons!
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Boston cat (feline) called to jury duty

Sal, a cat in Boston, has been called to jury duty even though his owner has insisted to court officials that the cat cannot speak English. Not good enough. The Boston jury commissioner denied the request to excuse Sal from his civic duty.

More ➥ CBC News - World - Boston cat called to jury duty
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Old 14-01-2011, 08:04   #49
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here in California jurors receive a $15 per-day stipend. I would be more than happy to have my cat sit on a jury at that rate.
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Well there's a hung jury in the making. A cat would vote guilty just because everyone else voted innocent. They also act on the premise "guilty until proven innocent" and believe paying attention is for dogs!
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easy dont vote for the next election if you dont vote they cant call you for jury duty. its that easy!
by law they have to pull those on jury duty from those registered voters. so having a drivers lisence some where else shouldnt matter.
this,my dear, is a total falsehood. they CAN call ye if ye dont vote. dont ask me how i know-- i DO know.

as for the cat-- wow --that is coool--- i knew gummint was dummer than dum..wonderif my kat can get a drivers license,,,,,HMMM..
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Maybe the answer is to move somewhere with a very low crime rate?

no crime = no jury.

Maybe a bit simplistic - but if it is only your shoreside mailing address, does it really matter that you wouldn't want to live there?
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Originally Posted by vidar
easy dont vote for the next election if you dont vote they cant call you for jury duty. its that easy!
by law they have to pull those on jury duty from those registered voters. so having a drivers lisence some where else shouldnt matter.


I have never registered to vote, anywhere... for reasons I will not get into here. However I recieved a notice for Jury Duty in September for a Nov. Date. I wrote back that I would be out of the country from Oct to June and would happily serve between June 1 to Sept 1 .

They were quick to release me from the list. I still do not know how I was called as I was not a registered voter. Motor voter (Registered vehicles) was likely.
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From Wikipedia:
... A common method for drafting jurors is to draw them at random from electoral rolls (known as allotment or sortition), lists of licensed drivers [1], or other broad-based lists of residents in the community (e.g., tax rolls, public utility consumers). Increasingly, courts combine multiple lists to compile the master jury list. In the U.S., the most common combination of source-lists is registered voters and licensed drivers — employed in 19 states...
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