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Old 12-14-2012, 05:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've never had jury duty, of course, I have many years to still be chosen. I'm actually looking forward to jury duty one day..


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Old 12-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The Grand Jury is better than a Trial Jury, imho -- we only have to decide if there is enough probable cause to send the cases to trial. Most times we don't even get to meet or hear from the "target" which is what they call the suspect.

The Trial Jury has the much harder job, imho, of deciding whether or not there is reasonable doubt and if they will convict the defendant.

Probable cause is much easier than reasonable doubt.
Good points, Lynn. It's all very interesting to me. I was fascinated with serving and really going through the process. Also both the lawyers and the judges can be real characters and make things a little more interesting. I was happy that I served (but just as happy when I wasn't picked the last go around. )
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Sounds like something you would be good at Lynn, but then there isn't much you can't do!
I have never been called to jury duty---probably since I have lived abroad since 1974! I would be a good candidate since I know nothing about everything---makes me less biased I think.
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