PermaLink Why does Civic Duty come at the worst times?03/20/2007 12:04 AM
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Atlanta, GA

I recently received a jury summons. It was marked as Standby, as were the two other summons I have received since living in this location in Atlanta. As the previous times my standby group had been not required, I figured the third time would be the charm. Indeed, that was the case and I wasted spent all morning waiting to see if I would be needed/assigned to a jury pool. I hit the jackpot (the odds were very much against me) after lunch and went to a courtroom for voir dire which is lawyer talk for "which of you suckers will vote my way?" Sadly, they did not complete the process today which means I have to go back tomorrow for more of the same. If I'm really lucky, I could be stuck in a trial for a week!


Of course if mentioned any details about the case here, I could be disqualified.... hmmmm.. sooo tempting.


I am just kidding. Jury duty is an essential part of our civic duty and a key part of our US Constitutional guarantees for individual rights. It did come at a very inopportune time however, as I had plenty of regular work to do, plus Notes 8 beta testing, a server to configure for Domino 8 testing, trying to get better up to speed on plug-in development as well as needing to explore other development platforms too. *sigh* Anyway, I promise some real live Notes, Domino, and generally technical posts on here soon.



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