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 Traverse Jury Summons???
BookHound  [Dealer]
1/3/2007 8:50:50 AM
Got called for jury duty. Thing says I'm to serve as a Traverse Juror for the State Court. This is my first time being called for jury duty. I'm actually excited about it. Is this just for a trial jury or what? County is Jackson, if that matters.

Mark
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Kletzenklueffer  [Team Member]
1/3/2007 11:41:58 AM
Hang em!

I've never gotten called myself. I look forward to it as well. I wonder how they'll take it when I tell the fellow jurors that their responsibility is to try the crime and to try the law.
ExParatrooper  [Team Member]
1/3/2007 11:52:11 AM
I got called for the first time as well. It is set for February. I'm not excited about it at all. I can think of a million things that I'd rather do, but I suppose I'll accept my responsibility.
BookHound  [Dealer]
1/3/2007 12:26:31 PM
I really can't wait. I hope I get seated for a case too.

Fro1911Nut  [Member]
1/3/2007 1:39:53 PM

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Got called for jury duty. Thing says I'm to serve as a Traverse Juror for the State Court. This is my first time being called for jury duty. I'm actually excited about it. Is this just for a trial jury or what? County is Jackson, if that matters.

Mark


Take a book or two....I had it last year for Cobb...didnt get picked, but spent 4 days doing alot of reading...the whole process is very interesting
FNGfromGA  [Member]
1/3/2007 2:14:36 PM
Funny thing, when I was called to Jury duty in Fulton County, the case I was selected for was a case involving firearm violence. A now convicted felon shot someone. When they were interviewing suspected jurors before the trial one of the questions was have you ever shot a gun? Do you own firearms? How many. They never got to me because of the fact that I was around number 40 and the selected the jury before thet reached my number.

I really do not know what I would have said. I kinda have a personal right to privacy regarding the number and type of firearms I own, but I know if I told them I own an M-16, it would have most likely gotten me kicked off the jury.....



FNGfromGA out.
caver101  [Member]
1/3/2007 4:14:40 PM
I got a summons once, but it was canceled and I never got called back. I am excited to do my civic duty if called upon again. Personally I would not want one of those "Molester Jackson" or "OJ killed that woman" cases.

Not long after the courthouse shooting in ATL, my father was on jury duty (in north GA) and it was about a Hispanic drive-by gang shooting. They dumped the gun, mag & ammo (no lock on it) on the table during jury deliberation. He thought that was kind of weird....anyone of them could have picked it up and loaded it and...........

I was really surprised he got picked.....he is a hard core conservative pro gun nut...and did not lie about it when questioned.
ARH  [Team Member]
1/3/2007 5:22:52 PM
I have been called twice but never been chosen.
You will need books and mags to read, you will waste at least one entire day.

ARH

saj195  [Member]
1/3/2007 6:25:15 PM
Bookhound,

a traverse jury, or a petit jury, is just an old time-y term for a regular trial jury, as opposed to a grand jury for the indictment.

enjoy the process, warts and all.

BookHound  [Dealer]
1/3/2007 7:27:42 PM
I'll be reading gun mags for sure.
dnr212  [Member]
1/3/2007 9:44:56 PM
The Judge Gray show. Third floor court room 3. Ha Ha
GlockSpeed31  [Member]
1/3/2007 11:13:19 PM
I got called for Jury Duty about a year ago in Henry Co. Spent a good 4 days dealing w/ that. I first went in to possibly get picked for a divorce case (didn't get picked), then finally got picked for a Rape case. Delt w/ people from somewhere in Africa. It wasn't a real messy type case, we later found Not Guilty. It did waste a lot of time though, sitting around.
BookHound  [Dealer]
1/4/2007 7:58:46 AM

Originally Posted By dnr212:
The Judge Gray show. Third floor court room 3. Ha Ha


Oh, no. That can't be good.




gsu2720  [Team Member]
1/4/2007 2:17:42 PM
Congrats I have a copy of The Terrible Truth About Liberals you can borrow. That is sure to get you out of there quickly.

Kletz, the sad thing is that a judge will tell you that the issue of the law is not up to the juror. I would have a very hard time convicting anyone of non-violent drug crimes for the simple fact that I don't agree with the laws.
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