January 14, 2004
Civic Duty

I'm on Jury Duty. I've been placed in a Jury Panel and unless I get taken out via a preemptory challenge, I'm going to be on the trial jury for a SEVEN day trial.

One of the great things about America is trial by jury and I respect our legal system, but even I am wincing at the thought of seven days on a jury. The court operates from 10:30 to Noon and then 1:30 to 3:30. Three and a half hours in the courtroom per day max. I wish it could be a little more, but the judge says it's due to budget constraints and overtime.

Who knows, maybe I can spend my lengthy lunch hour war driving downtown LA.

Posted by michael at January 14, 2004 06:36 AM