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I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!

Ginatio

Re: I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2004, 11:52:25 PM »
ummm... haven't you seen Runaway Jury? this is a golden opportunity to take control of those sumbitches and sell the verdict to the highest bidder. duh.

This is yet another reason you are a tool.

as an affirmative defense, 7400+ reasons why you, too, are a tool:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php?action=profile;u=607;sa=showPosts

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Re: I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2004, 11:54:47 PM »
HAHAHAHAHAHA

Re: I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2004, 01:13:17 AM »
If you are simply going to have to make up an excuse to get out of it, just don't go.  Have you ever actually heard of anyone getting arrested for not showing up for jury duty?

If you are thinking about lying, take a look at the following article:

http://www.unknownnews.net/0605-1.html

I don't know about your state, but some allow you to simply call the jury coordinator and say "hey...I can't do it right now..."  and have it rescheduled for like 6 months down the road.

There are things that will likely keep you off a jury.  None of them are very pretty.  Racism, sexism, bigotry, felony conviction, belief that the cops wouldn't have arrested him if he wasn't guilty.  If I really wanted to get out of jury duty, I would find either a t-shirt with swastika, KKK logo, or the logo of my favorite strip club (preferably with offensive pictures and messages).

 

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Re: I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2004, 01:19:13 AM »
I heard that lawyers don't like fellow lawyers on the jury.  While it may not be as convincing since your just pre-law, you could take that route (especially in conjunction with the preconceived notions ploy).

thechoson

Re: I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2004, 08:22:21 AM »
ummm... haven't you seen Runaway Jury? this is a golden opportunity to take control of those sumbitches and sell the verdict to the highest bidder. duh.

This is yet another reason you are a tool.

as an affirmative defense, 7400+ reasons why you, too, are a tool:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php?action=profile;u=607;sa=showPosts

He who smelt it dealt it.  You dug out all the 7400 reasons, so you must be a tool of equal or greater magnitude.

M2

Re: I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2004, 08:28:57 AM »
You are allowed three postponements...

thechoson

Re: I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2004, 08:30:36 AM »
Anyways, whatever excuse you think of, good luck with the jury duty!

Re: I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2004, 08:32:25 AM »
Just tell them you're in the militia and you don't believe in government trampling on the peoples' rights and that cops are the problem not the solution.  Then they'll let you out of it.  But you might also get FBI surveilance out of the deal.

ZAP

Re: I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2012, 03:39:14 PM »
I can't unbiased and impartial.

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Re: I have jury duty tomorrow, I need excuses!
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2012, 03:42:25 PM »
trick is what questions they ask on voir dire.  ask, for example, if chance see bloody undershirt.  or, indicate that prosecutor look like guiltiest person in room.  or ask out one of lawyers.  or flip coin before every answer you give.