So as it turns out, the closest I got to witnessing any courtroom drama today was while sitting in the jury assembly room watching the Zimmerman trial on Court TV. Apparently, the defendant in the case WE were scheduled to hear this morning never showed. As a result, at approximately 11 a.m., “Municipal Betty,” who registered me when I arrived, stood before us and thanked us for our service before sending us on our way.
“None of you will have to worry about seeing this building again for two years,” she said. But as I walked by, she whispered, “Except for you, depending on what you do with that stolen car.”
“That really depends on you, ” I said, “and whether you want it back.”
Next stop: Circuit court!
For all of you who kept me company in the jury assembly room via my blog, many thanks 😉 Especially you, Lisa and Jen
And to Is Everyone an Idiot But Me, it was nice to meet you.
24 thoughts on “The verdict is in: we the jury are free to go”
Damn! I was really hoping to read about an Oregonian juror who did the Pacino “You’re out of order” bit during his selection process!
Lol! I was really prepared to stand up every 5 minutes and, for no apparent reason, blurt out:
“You Can’t HANDLE the TRUTH!”
and to think I went to Sams club for the big case of the prep….
I STILL think tht judge might be leaning toward early retirement…..
We can only hope. For a sale on Prep H, I mean.
That was a FUN blog time.
I’m really glad you got off. I laughed all day. I wet myself!
No surprise. As a journalist, you are part of the MEDIA, that liberal, neocon, fascist, communist organization that is destroying our country! Who would want YOU on a jury? Besides, people are always being TRIED IN THE MEDIA! anyway. If you were on jury duty, that would be double jeopardy, clearly violating the 13th amendment! Or the 4th. Or something.
After reading that, and giving it some thoughtful consideration as a journalist devoted to upholding our Constitution, I have to ask:
Does Double Jeopardy apply to Alex Trebeck?
If he has a twin.
The Law is so complicated…
-Which is why we should be outraged. It’s a conspiracy.
I hear you, Mikels. But I think a conspiracy requires at leat three people. So unless Alex is actually a triplet, we’ll just have to settle for being outraged that Alex gets paid as much as he does for asking other people’s questions.
Alex is a triplet?! There you go, then!
I was expecting to see you in your next post in a nancy grace style handcuff necklace or some such getup, as you and your fellow jurors took on lady justice ) well I suppose you could get the jewelry but I don’t know how well it would go over in the newsroom or the firehouse.
You can now say you have done your municipal doody.
It was a supreme honor.
Beef or chicken?
Always beef over chicken. Although pork beats beef. I often play this instead of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Or at least, I tried to do itn justice.
Ned + Jury Duty = best reality TV Ever!!
I’m not sure the judge would agree! 😉
Has she hunted you down yet?? lol
Not yet — It was a full tank of gas 😉
Wow we have to serve a whole month but then don’t have to for another 4 years
That’s how it is at our municipal court, which I served on last May. Only got picked as a juror for one trial, but ended up as the Forman and it went on until 11 p.m. It was just like 12 Angry Men, except without the anger and as many men.