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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    I have jury duty for a week at the end of the month. Can't we get computers to make these judgments for us?
     
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  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They should just put the facts on style forum and we can hash it out here.
     
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  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Out of all this shit look at the bright side: you guys drink wine in bed. Even I don't do that.

    Glad nothing worse happened.
     
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    I forget who this was
     
  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There's no such thing as a half drunk glass of wine in my household.
     
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  6. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    You just one shot it when it gets halfway?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The coffee is horrible in this court room. I opted to buy a diet soda for a caffeine fix. They don't even have diet Coke, only diet Pepsi! :fu:
     
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  8. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Tell them you hate cops, they'll send you home right away.
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But doesn't everybody? :confused:
     
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  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The bathroom is the saddest thing I have ever seen in my life in this place. Not dirty, just pathetic. Also, when I am sitting on the toilet the gap between the wall and the door is like 4". Everybody coming in the door looks right at me while I am sitting on the pot.
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What kinds of people do they usually pick for serving on a jury? Also, do they know what political party you're affiliated with? Like, does that affect their decision?
     
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    Corniche
     
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  13. aravenel

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    Totally depends. The attorneys will ask you whatever they think they need to in order to find good jurors for their particular trial.

    I doubt political affiliation comes into it--may not even be legal to ask, I have no idea. They may ask you things like previous experience in whatever is being litigated. The one time I made it that far, they asked me about any experience with injury liability (plaintiff had slipped and hurt himself at a stadium). I told them my father runs a small business and had been sued a couple of years back when an employee hurt himself (true, wasn't making it up). They let me go.
     
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  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, the state knows what party you're registered for right? Just a thought.

    My girlfriend a few years ago was released because the case involved somebody suing the company I work for. Score.
     
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    It's generally prohibited to ask political affiliation, same with religion. Is it A criminal or civil jury call?
     
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    I've read some trial transcripts during the jury selection phase. Some people were trying to use the stereotypical ways to get out of jury duty and the judge totally called them out on it and wouldn't let it fly. Then, he let the people go home who were being forced to burn vacation time (e.g. their employers didn't pay for their time or didn't grant jury leave until after vacation was used up) because he didn't want to screw up their personal lives too badly. And then I think he let someone else go who said they had a planned trip coming up (was expected to be longer trial).
     
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    Yeah, people think they are being so clever with the crazy "I hate cops/lawyers/whatever, I can't be on the jury" thing, but I am sure these guys see it dozens of times per day.

    Come to think of it, I think the attorney asked me a few things about my father's company (what they do, etc), probably to see if I was BSing.
     
  18. patrickBOOTH

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    They just announced to us, "anybody who pretends to be a bigot to get off the jury, it will not work, you will just embarrass yourself." Literally just said this.
     
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    I won't lie, it definitely happens about once a week for us. Usually a weeknight; we're unwound and head up to read a book or magazine (or dick around on SF on my phone) while we finish our glass.
     
  20. Douglas

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    what if you really are a bigot, like that mozilla CEO?
     

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