Jury System



How to Avoid Jury Duty, #7: Die

A woman in Arlington, Washington, said her husband would not be reporting for jury duty as ordered on June 24, because he had been dead since 2005. Finally, an absolutely ironclad excuse for getting out of jury duty. County officials…






I Pity the Fool Who Does Not Strike Mr. T From The Jury

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the most popular searches that leads people to this site is something like “how to get out of jury duty,” and here’s the latest idea for that — be Mr. T. T, born “Laurence…


Motion for New Trial Based on Juror’s Twittering

I have ranted enough about the soul-crushing lump of Satan's dung that some call the "BlackBerry," so let me move on now to demon-spawned Twitter, which appears to be the latest method of shattering humanity's collective ability to concentrate and/or…


Mistrial Declared After Jurors Found Playing Sudoku

Showing that issues with the jury system are not limited to America, on June 10 a judge in Sydney declared a mistrial in a high-profile drug-conspiracy case after it was discovered that the jurors spent much of their time in…