I used to like jury duty, in fact I used to really want to be selected, but after four full trials, and especially after the experience with the dirty cops, I think I have it out of my system. Plus I’ve started working on the Asimov video, based on the taped phone call from 1966, … Continue reading One Day Or One Trial
A followup post to The Trial. It describes some of the things that happened to the defendant and others after the verdict was read.
This was originally published on the old Compassionate Curmudgeon blog on June 5, 2008 at 5:31 PM.The trial wrapped up today, as expected. The jury deliberated, had some spirited, passionate discussions, and eventually reached a verdict.I expect to write about the details of the case as soon as I can clear my head; it was … Continue reading 12 Angry Jurors
This was originally published on the old Compassionate Curmudgeon blog on June 4, 2008 at 6:35 PM.Today was the first day of the trial, and tomorrow may well be the last.It was also the first day that the jury gathered together as a distinct group. Yesterday, our panel of 50 prospective jurors made little attempt … Continue reading The Jury
A fairly lengthy post about my recent stint as a juror on a murder trial.
This is a slightly edited version of a blog post that was originally published on the old Compassionate Curmudgeon blog on June 7, 2008 at 10:28 AM. It's the last in the series about my stint as a juror in 2008. Thursday during the late afternoon rush, there were probably eleven people muttering under … Continue reading The Trial
This was originally published on the old Compassionate Curmudgeon blog on June 3, 2008 at 4:02pm. Unlike most folks, I enjoy jury duty. At least, I enjoy the trial part, if I get chosen, and so far I've been impaneled three times; twice in criminal cases and once in a civil suit. In fact, I … Continue reading Jury Duty!