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Old 08-06-2010, 07:59 PM
Son of a Rich Son of a Rich is offline
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Originally Posted by UDS View Post
You can't volunteer for jury duty, and a few moments thought will show why. They don't want sometimes influential or powerful defendants to have an opportunity to have a jury made up of peole who are well-disposed to them/under an obligation to them/afraid of them.
That might hold true if one could pick the trial they were on, but AFAIK, jurists are chosen from a pool, and when you're called for jury duty you have no idea of what particular trial they'll want you for.