Thursday, May 28, 2015
I Had Jury Duty Today
How is that not awesome? Think about it--you are just some random citizen doing your thing, and you are offered the chance to review a court case and see how you think the law applies. You get an opportunity to see how the law works from a nearly front-row seat. Your law--the laws that pertain to you and other citizens. And your opinion and good judgment as a functional adult is appreciated and welcomed.
It's not greatly convenient, but you know what? It is seriously a necessary part of making our system work. You get to be a part of justice. Also you meet people from all over the city and your routine is shaken up a little.
I don't know. Some people take pride in dodging jury duty--or say they do. Me, I take my Kindle and settle in. (Being a juror counts for a lot. You never know when you might be making a difference just by turning up.) I don't necessarily hope I will be on a trial, but if I'm on one, I'll just be justicing my little heart out. True story.
Anyway I didn't get selected for a trial so regular blogging will recommence at my soonest opportunity to catch up.