Skip to comments.New Wrinkle On Avoiding Jury Duty
Posted on 04/30/2009 9:54:52 AM PDT by DFG
There are probably better ways to avoid jury duty than the approach recently taken by a Montana man. After Erik Slye, 36, received a jury notice earlier this year, he filed a notarized affidavit seeking to be excused from serving on a District Court panel in Gallatin County. Slye's caustic affidavit, which he prepared with help from his wife Jennifer, can be found below.
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I sympathize with the feller here - it is, after all, a major hit on your time. So is getting tossed in jail for contempt of court. He won't have a jury standing between him and that, but if he did, who'd be on it?
Do the IRS courts have JURIES? I thought they just had tax judges that find you still owe money....
He needed his wife’s help to write that? If so then I don’t think I’d want him on any jury I was depending on.
My survival instincts prevented me from
asking questioning either one.
I have been called for jury duty several times over the last 30 years. Each time, I am asked to fill out a form with several questions. One of them asks what I do for a living. I tell them (truthfully), “I am a Registered Professional Engineer (PE)”. After that, I have never been instructed to report for duty. I seriously don’t think they want engineers on a jury.
Gallatin County has plenty of ‘rats. The lawyers should subsidize juror pay to make it more attractive to serve than to go to work. Jurors are part of the reason lawyers make more money than the average Joe (see John Edwards). The jurors need better pay.
He needed his wife to gronk his signature as a notary public.
Do you have definitive proof that our founding fathers were explicitly in favor of jury nullification? Mere assertions are not proof that is why we have the standard of beyond a reasonable doubt in criminal trials. Can you provide a citation of a single founding father embracing jury nullification?
Anyone who wants out of jury duty needs to do just one thing:
Enter court wearing a “David Duke For President” t-shirt.
They obviously don’t want me on a jury because over the many years that I have been called (many times) I always show up. I have only been selected once.
I would love to serve on the jury!
I always show up for jury duty when summoned. And when it is time to fill out the form, I always write something like: "I am a strong believer in the doctrine of jury nullification, and will not hesitate to educate my fellow jurors on their responsibilities regarding same."
I've been called many times, but have never actually been selected to serve on one.
0 and his accomplices in the Kongress are taking care of that right now.
I wore my “Read my Lipstick” button prominently when I was waiting in the jury pool last September; I wasn’t picked, either!
Aye, arrrrrrrr, matey...
Think about it though, isn’t that why we had the O.J. verdict? Competent people didn’t get seated on the jury, and look what we got. It’s important that FReepers participate as much as possible, to avoid this very thing.
Unless you have rewritten the constitution, all people have a right to go to court.
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.
Thomas Jefferson, 1789 letter to Thomas Paine
The jury has the right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy.
John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States
Jury nullification? That’s when the jury shows its moxie and tells the judge the law is wrong, and not the accused?