Saturday, March 22, 2014

Being Canadian Doesn't Help

Over 30 pedestrians in Edmonton, Alberta, were given a shock when a judge put out an order for his sheriffs to go out and round up members of the unsuspecting public so that some of them could be bored and deprived of liberty as the court decided whether they were fit to serve as jurors.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Film Review: Jury Duty with Pauly Shore

Following in the tradition of Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane," director John Fortenberry made one of the greatest films ever with 1995's, "Jury Duty." The story of a failed male stripper who eagerly becomes a juror because he needs a place to stay, it's not only the plot which makes this movie superb. The steller acting (Pauly Shore as the lead and Tia Carrere as his love interest) isn't what does it either. This is not any old movie about jury duty: It is about a dog that watches, "Jeopardy." Any film with a canine who understands what's going on on television is going to be an instant classic.

Being Dead?

Elizabeth H. Mendoza, a New York woman who has been dead for ten years, still gets jury summons on a regular basis.

"I write a message on the envelope: 'Get it together. You should know that she's not around. Take her off the registry,'" one of Mendoza's former caretakers, Adrian Guerra Sr., said. "But it keeps coming. They won't stop."

Death is no excuse to miss jury duty.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Attention K-Mart Shoppers!

Being at the mall in Manitoba, Canada, didn't turn out to be all that fun for 12 people. They were ambushed and sent to jury duty. Now they're sitting on a sexual-assault trial. Be afraid: They can get you anywhere!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Week of Fun? Prizes?

People lucky enough to serve on a jury in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, during July 23rd to the 27th will have the chance to win prizes and experience other fun. It's to help make jury duty less boring. It's probably not going to help.

Monday, July 9, 2012

That's Not Funny!

In a senseless prank taking place in Mecklenberg, North Carolina, people are receiving text messages warning them that they've missed jury duty and could be jailed or fined. When they call the number they are eventually told that it's a joke. This is odd because in the past these sorts of things were a scam designed to steal your money or personal information. Just remember: Jury duty is no laughing matter.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Bomb Threat Works?

A bomb threat will apparently get you out of jury duty. It'll also get everybody else out and you arrested. A Houston, Texas, woman was getting bored waiting and waiting at the courthouse. Cynthia Ann Creed texted a friend saying: "Call the courthouse (1201 Congress) Tell them there is a bomb ... Pleeese," It was really meant as more of a rhetorical joke but her friend did.