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Friday, April 8, 2011

Judge Sentences "Racist" Woman to Never-ending Jury Duty

I saw this on the news the other night and have mixed feelings.

The way the media portrayed it, the woman was trying to make herself seem racist so she could get out of jury duty. Maybe that's true, or maybe the woman actually believes the things she was saying. Either way, not ok. Call me naive, but I thought we were living in the 21st Century...

Also, I'm not well versed in judicial matters, but when it comes to an instance like this, I'm not sure the judge can punish the juror by making her serve jury duty until he is "ready to dismiss her." I could understand holding her in contempt, but it seems like he's abusing his power.

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