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Confession: I am outraged I have to report for jury duty

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

A. I will be in the third trimester by then. Being hugely pregnant is NOT a viable excuse.

B. I have a toddler. They don't care about that. It is not permitted to take kids with you to the courthouse.

C. If they make me go BACK in a few months, I'll be nursing a newborn. Breastfeeding is not a viable excuse either. I DO NOT pump! I am a SAHM so I do not need to pump (pumping sucks - anyone who does that regularly gets hugs from me!)

D. My friend who had catastrophic injuries after falling from a great height about a year ago has been called to serve. SHE HAS A FUCKING BACK BRACE and is having surgery on her back *again.* She barely can do anything at this point. O.0 I think anyone with a BACK BRACE who cannot sit for long periods whatsoever should be automatically excused without having to show up. She has a long ass drive to get there.

I think anyone with painful disabilities/long-term injuries should not have to show up. Anyone with under school age kids shouldn't have to serve. Any woman/SAHDad  who has an infant shouldn't have to serve!

FML.

If they do not automatically excuse me due to being pregnant I will force the issue by somehow letting it be known that I am a filthy dirty Canadian socialist that believes in same-sex marriage rights, universal health care, taking care of poor people, free college education and I dunno...I'll come up with something offensive that will make them think I am too biased. 

If I didn't have small kids/fetus I would serve, seriously.


Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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stefvan
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

 Those are all reasons that you can be excused.  I've served 4 times - once visibly pregnant.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 70 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

here is a link on getting out of Jury Duty because of breastfeeding http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/legal/jury-duty/

winkyloafer
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM
Do you have to be registered to vote to be selected for jury duty?
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KairisMama
by Emerald Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM
No

Quoting winkyloafer:

Do you have to be registered to vote to be selected for jury duty?
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winkyloafer
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM
How exactly do they select you?


Quoting KairisMama:

No



Quoting winkyloafer:

Do you have to be registered to vote to be selected for jury duty?

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 63 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Lol love it and agree.

Quoting Anonymous:

I already pay taxes and vote. Bite me.


Quoting pampire:

Get over yourself.  Jury duty is part of your duty as a citizen of the USA.


KairisMama
by Emerald Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM
I'm not sure exactly. I know DH has been summoned and he had never registered at the time.

Quoting winkyloafer:

How exactly do they select you?




Quoting KairisMama:

No





Quoting winkyloafer:

Do you have to be registered to vote to be selected for jury duty?

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 71 on Oct. 10, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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Quoting Anonymous:

A. I will be in the third trimester by then. Being hugely pregnant is NOT a viable excuse.

B. I have a toddler. They don't care about that. It is not permitted to take kids with you to the courthouse.

C. If they make me go BACK in a few months, I'll be nursing a newborn. Breastfeeding is not a viable excuse either. I DO NOT pump! I am a SAHM so I do not need to pump (pumping sucks - anyone who does that regularly gets hugs from me!)

D. My friend who had catastrophic injuries after falling from a great height about a year ago has been called to serve. SHE HAS A FUCKING BACK BRACE and is having surgery on her back *again.* She barely can do anything at this point. O.0 I think anyone with a BACK BRACE who cannot sit for long periods whatsoever should be automatically excused without having to show up. She has a long ass drive to get there.

I think anyone with painful disabilities/long-term injuries should not have to show up. Anyone with under school age kids shouldn't have to serve. Any woman/SAHDad  who has an infant shouldn't have to serve!

FML.

If they do not automatically excuse me due to being pregnant I will force the issue by somehow letting it be known that I am a filthy dirty Canadian socialist that believes in same-sex marriage rights, universal health care, taking care of poor people, free college education and I dunno...I'll come up with something offensive that will make them think I am too biased. 

If I didn't have small kids/fetus I would serve, seriously.


CamMa
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 8:01 PM
I got summoned for jury duty ON my due date. lol!! I never had to then.
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adulation
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I was summoned for jury duty and the day before i was supposed to go they called and said it was cancelled.


maybe you'll get lucky too.




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