December 6, 2010 8:07pm CST
I had to report for jury duty today. I was not selected for a panel today, but am subject for use through this week. I have to call in each evening to see if I am to report the next day. I am not scheduled for tomorrow, so will have to call again tomorrow night. Have you ever served on a jury?
8 Dec 10
No, I have never been asked to serve....but it would be such a pain. I would have to travel 1 hour away from home(that is the closest court house), I just wouldn't want to do that...if it was a 2 day trial at the longest it wouldn't be so bad.....but would hate to be there for a week or so.
10 Dec 10
I once served on a Jury. Hopefully never again! If I was ever in the unfortunate position of having to plead not guilty to a minor offence I would elect to be tried by the judge alone as you can do in Scotland in a minor court. One the other hand an accused could be lucky and get a sympathetic jury or one which was prepared to look dispassionately at the facts. I think I was unlucky with the other jurors but it did shake my belief in the justice system a little. I would hate to have to sit through a majr trial running for weeks especially if it was a fraud trial. Thankfully I am not eligible for jury service again for another 5 years!
• United States
10 Dec 10
It is a duty and a privilege, I believe. I would not say I relish the thought of being selected for a big trial, but I would never shirk the call to serve. I hope I never find myself in need of a jury of my peers, but if so, I want them to be there.