OCTOBER 19, 1998
Rejected as juror
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I have always wanted to serve on a jury. However, when I finally got the call, there was a problem.

Henry Ward Beecher once advised, "Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you." Good advice. If you talk the talk, be prepared to walk the walk.

I was actually kinda looking forward to the jury experience, and had I been willing to lie, and/or compromise my principles, I might have actually gotten to serve on a jury.

After two days I was ordered to report to the jury lounge, and did. Half way through the "hurry up and wait" cattle call, they played an orientation tape for us to view. After having viewed the tape, I went home and wrote the following letter to the jury commissioner:

I hand delivered the letter to the jury commissioner and subsequently was told I could meet with the presiding judge. I met with the judge, and we spent a pleasant 30 minutes during which he gave me a recent court ruling which he said would address my questions. I read the ruling (twice) and the next day hand delivered to the judge and the jury commissioner the following letter: The next day I was released from jury duty.