Down for Jury Duty this week. I am liking the "process".
It amazes me the lengths people will go to to avoid jury duty. So here is a way to look at it.
YOUR family member is arrested for "insert infraction here". You obtain a lawyer, get set for trial only to find out that the pool of prospective jurors are not the sharpest tools in the shed. Why, because they were the only ones who had nothing better to do than sow up for jury duty. The only ones who couldn't come up with a better story, excuse, hardship than the person next to them.
Folks, this process only works when we all participate. Kind of like voting. You don't have the right to bitch about the politicians and laws that voters pass/elect if you can't take the time out of your day to find out about the people and issues that are up for the ballot.
Same thing for the judicial system. It doesn't help the speed of the trial systems when they have to keep going to the well for jurors.
While the case I'm on appears to be a waste of time (as of right now.. I'll fill you in after) the accused has the right to a trial by jury. Wouldn't you hate to be the person on that side of the table if it involved someone you knew?
Just my .02