Monday, September 20, 2010

Jury Duty Day #2

I took the #44 bus as it passed through the part of Flushing that was hit by the tornado on Thursday.  The bus actually had to make a detour.  I arrived at the courthouse by 10 AM as instructed by the attorneys on this case.  Shortly after they arrived they left the room for a few minutes to deliberate on my fate.  One of the lawyers said to me "Mr. Slutsky, my condolences.  You have been selected for this case."  I then had to wait outside while one more regular juror and 2 alternates were selected.  6 regular jurors and 2 alternates are selected for a civil case.  I was able to leave to go home at 1 PM.  The court officer instructed us to report at 10 AM on Wednesday.  I will report to NJIT on Tuesday.

It seems that when you are selected for jury duty it is always at an inconvenient time.  A prospective juror can ask for one postponement with no questions asked.  The next time may be more inconvient, so I may as well get it over with.  Then I can't be called for at least 6 years.  I will discuss the case in detail after the conclusion.

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