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The trial was dismissed at about 8:55 this morning, so I went into… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
February 6th, 2006
08:04 pm


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The trial was dismissed at about 8:55 this morning, so I went into work. Got there about 10, left about 7. I am tired. Oh, and my boss wants me to do TWO of the batches I did only one of today. And work with batch records for another project. We are way overloaded for the next few weeks. When it rains, it pours.

And here wishing a happy birthday to kalinobeche (today) and nottygypsy (tomorrow).

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Date:February 7th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)

Ah, jury duty

I got called for JoCo in 1992 (Dragonet was at Pennsic with Rohanna's then-husband and others, I stayed with Ro that week as she had A/C at her house). The defendant was accused of ending an argument outside a bar in Olathe by whupping the vic upside the head with a tire iron (or "tar arn"). The defendant came in wearing overalls and a t-shirt that didn't cover his many tats, and didn't look too concerned about the prospect of doing time.

I was randomly picked from the group as part of the pool, and after they had kicked a woman who thought she had been the defendant's third grade teacher and another woman who said she couldn't possibly decide unless she'd seen it happen, the prosecutor said "Mr. Murray," and I (in my good pinstriped suit and my ex-molar earring on one side and the glow-in-the-dark eyeball with tophat on the other [eye, tooth, justice, right?]) said "yes sir," and he asked me without laughing, "If you were to be chosen for this jury, after hearing all the evidence, could you vote for a conviction, even if you didn't agree with the law in question?" And I replied, "that would depend on the circumstances, sir," which was the truth, and I knew I was off the hook, and sure enough, I was kicked and made it to work by 11a.

I was up for federal duty last summer, but my group wasn't called during the time I was home (they were kind enough to exempt me for the two weeks I was in the UK).

So why was it dismissed, if you can talk about it? Oh, and hand the boss a batch and tell him where he can process it. Or she, as the case may be.

Dr Paisley
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Date:February 7th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)

Re: Ah, jury duty

Not a clue why it got dismissed for sure, but the lady was telling someone else 'Well, when a witness doesn't show up, there's not much we can do."
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