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Jury Duty

Four Levels of Societal Transformation (Vayakhel, Exodus 35:1-38:20)

Rabbi Lisa L. Goldstein | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Lisa L. Goldstein

Criminality is not unique to New York in the 21st century. However, we can glean from our texts that living a religiously committed life means working on four levels of transformation: the personal, interpersonal, institutional, and societal.

Christopher Mathias

New York Still Asks Prospective Jurors If They're 'Negro'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Raeana Roberson doesn't think of herself as "Negro." So when the 25-year-old New York City teacher, who is black, was asked to identify herself on...

Scott Walker Dismissed From Jury Duty

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he enjoyed his experience sitting on the jury of a personal injury case, even though he didn't get...

Jury Duty: A Great Way to Serve Your Country While Doing Jack Sh*t

Travis Irvine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy
Travis Irvine

This past week I went back to my sweet home state of Ohio to do what one judge has called, "[the most] valuable work that a citizen can perform during...

7 Things More Offensive Than Public Breastfeeding

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sheila Moeschen

The shame meted out on women and the harsh public criticism leveled on moms over openly breastfeeding makes no sense -- especially when there are so many other disgusting things we, as humans, allow other humans to do unchecked, unpoliced and unpunished.

Governor Blocks Out Legal Residents In Controversial Veto

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens who are legal residents to s...

Call Me Juror No. 3

Eva Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Eva Moon

I've heard the complaints about jury duty -- about the boredom, being treated like idiots, ordered around and unappreciated. Maybe I was lucky, but I found the process fascinating.

Jury Duty May Open Up To Immigrants In This State

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Opponents to a California bill that would allow legal permanent residents to serve on juries are trying to dissuade Gov. Jerry Brown (D) from signing ...

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Fall

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Nowadays, it's more difficult to know when summer is about to end. Both Now Husband and Miracle the Cat continue their usual routine year-round, and give no indication of being aware that the calendar pages are flipping by.

Wendy Williams Spends The Day At Court

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media

Talk show host and wig extraordinaire Wendy Williams spent her Monday in an unfamiliar setting: the courthouse. Williams revealed that she had jur...

Racism's 21st Century Makeover

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

To believe racism is non-existent in the American justice system amongst other venues is a ludicrous omission of societal norms and an obtuse understanding of human nature.

Why I Will Never Commit A Felony

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

At first I assumed the Jury Summons was addressed to me, possibly my husband. I thought. I have so many projects booked up for the next several weeks, jury duty would be such an inconvenience. They probably serve bad coffee, too. And then I looked closer ... it was addressed to my son.

New Bill Could End Anti-Gay Discrimination In Jury Selection Process

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Three U.S. senators have re-introduced legislation in hopes of abolishing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizen...

Sweeping Ruling About Racial Bias in Capital Jury Selection Shows the Need for Sweeping Reforms

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

Last week, North Carolina state Judge Gregory Weeks issued a sweeping ruling setting aside the death sentences of three North Carolina prisoners because of a wealth of evidence proving the prosecutors' racial bias in jury selection.

Jury Duty: To Sit or Not to Sit, That's the Question

Stacey Honowitz | Posted 02.17.2013 | Crime
Stacey Honowitz

I have picked hundreds of juries in my 24 years in the prosecutors office, and I can tell you that the attitude among jurors has changed over the last 10 years.

Free to Be... a Juror?

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Isn't it ironic? Here we are deciding on another's freedom when our own freedom has been denied. We aren't given the right to flip jury duty off. We aren't given the choice to turn it down. We simply must show up.

Why Do I Slip Into Girly Voice?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

My tone went beseeching. It was wringing its delicate hands. It was wearing a little pink dress. What is this voice girls and women slip into so naturally, and then out of again, on a daily basis?

A Forced End To Jury Duty?

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal civil jury trials in the United States probably would grind to a halt if Congress fails to reach a budget deal and $600 bil...

Man Avoids Jail Time, Will Pay $1,000 Fine For Skipping Jury Duty

Posted 07.11.2012 | Chicago

An Illinois man who left town before his time serving on the jury in a federal trial was up narrowly avoided a jail sentence -- but will be forced to ...

"Jerry Duty"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.17.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

It was an offer I couldn't refuse: Report to jury duty for a mob trial or wake up next to a horse's head. My wife, Sue, who wakes up every morning next to the other end of a horse, said it would be safer to do my civic duty than to end up on trial myself.

TAKE THE POLL: 9-Year-Old Boy Gets Jury Duty

AP | Posted 03.20.2012 | Weird News

YARMOUTH, Mass. -- Like many people who get summoned to jury duty, Jacob Clark didn't want to go. But unlike most people, he had a legitimate excuse ...

A Problem With Jury Duty

Felice Picano | Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco
Felice Picano

I was recently called to jury duty at a federal court in Los Angeles. Because it is a federal court for the Southern California District, I would have...

Teacher Accused Of Faking Jury Summons To Skip School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education

Mona Lisa Tello, a 61-year-old former teacher at a Manhattan graphic arts public school, has been accused of faking a jury summons in order to get pai...

Louisiana Supreme Court Sees Problems With the Confederate Flag, but Allows It to Wave for Now

Anna Arceneaux | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Anna Arceneaux

In 1951, in response to the burgeoning civil rights movement, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, defiantly raised a Confederate flag outside the entrance to its courthouse. It flies there today.

Dead Man Sought For Jury Duty For 5 Years

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

GEORGETOWN, Mass. -- A Massachusetts man facing a criminal complaint for failing to appear for jury duty apparently had a good excuse. He's been dead...