Getting out of Jury Duty?

ke4akj1976

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I have jury duty coming up. I was wondering if ASA can intercede and get me out of it. Anyone with any experience?
 

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I have escaped jury duty twice. I am not going to tell you how to escape. It is actually much easier than you think. Just be creative or ask a judge.
 

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9.E.3.
A pilot who is called for jury duty will be paid and credited with 3.95 hours at his
applicable hourly rate for each scheduled duty or reserve day lost to jury duty. Such jury duty leave pay will be offset by any amount the pilot receives from the court, excluding mileage and expenses.

What is your original trip like?

If you have enough time, write a letter to the courts saying you will be out of town. They will delay it..and so on.

But just remember, would you want a jury of 12 peers who aren't smart enough to get out of it?
 
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Sat on two different juries. One was a murder case. Go do it and enjoy. It's a good experience that beats dicking around in an RJ all day.
 

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Sat on two different juries. One was a murder case. Go do it and enjoy. It's a good experience that beats dicking around in an RJ all day.
I've done jury duty, twice and flying around in any plane is better then jury duty anyday.
 

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Man you must have some great QOL. I would love to do Jury Duty to not be here.
 

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I've done jury duty, twice and flying around in any plane is better then jury duty anyday.
Like anything, it's what you make of it. I like flying airplanes as much as the next guy on here, but it's also good to broaden your horizons a bit.
 

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Sat on two different juries. One was a murder case. Go do it and enjoy. It's a good experience that beats dicking around in an RJ all day.
I'm surprised they used an airline pilot for a murder case. What did you tell them?
 

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"Your honor, I believe in a fair trial before the defendant is executed"!
 

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Just walk in and say "where is the guilty bastard!!!"
Works every time.
 

Speedtape

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Men and Women are sacrificing their lives in Iraq and Afganistan so you can have freedom, and you can't even serve on jury duty?
 

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Men and Women are sacrificing their lives in Iraq and Afganistan so you can have freedom, and you can't even serve on jury duty?
I agree with you in regards to performing one's civic duty. I disagree with the overly patriotic interpretation of why our valued servicemen and women are sacrificing their lives.

Certainly members of the armed forces are working in the job they chose, and serving the desires of our soon to be departed President. I admire them for not just saying "Screw it, I can't work for this idiot anymore." The threat of jail time for quitting one's job might play a role in that.

Writing they are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan so we can have freedom is a bit of a stretch...particularly since the amount of money we have thrown at these efforts will serve to enslave us for generations in the future. The big three U.S. automakers were recently made a political spectacle of for asking for loans totaling just one month's worth of money spent in Iraq.

Afghanistan - justifiable
Iraq - Where are those WMD's again? Where's all that Iraqi oil revenue that was supposed to pay for this? This thing has cost how much again? What's that...you say we're in the worst recession in this country in over thirty years?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/07/AR2008030702846.html

They've been fighting for seven years now, and I'm more harrassed by the TSA today than I was seven years ago. This "fighting for your freedom" seems to not have been very effective.

This opinion will no doubt not be very popular among the bible thumping neocons among our ranks here, but let's call a spade a spade...troops are not fighting for our freedom...they're fighting to salvage any shred of respect this country has among the 94% of the world's population that isn't American...and to prevent the decision to pursue Hussein by the idiot we elected (twice) from ending up as a decision that defines America for a generation or more...e.g. Vietnam.

Please don't discredit my brother's service by writing he fought for our freedom...because if that's the reason for his sacrifice, it was an effort that failed.

That should liven up the discussion around here a bit. Attack away with your Fox "News" ideologies (not directed at you personally, Speedtape, instead towards the masses that are sure to come as a result of my posting).
 
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I'm surprised they used an airline pilot for a murder case. What did you tell them?
I just answered whatever questions they asked. Don't remember what they all were, but they basically wanted to know if I knew anyone involved in the case, knew anything about the case, if I already had my mind made up about the outcome and if I could listen to what both sides had to say objectively.

It was a good experience, a lot better than the first jury I was on. That was a nationally known (not really famous) insurance fraud case. It had some very interesting points, but the presentation of the case drug on and got a little boring. The murder case would make a great Law and Order show. Just beware when it comes time to see pictures of the scene. That's not pretty...
 

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(an aside)
How many dead Kurds? (WMD)

How many dead Iranians? (WMD)

How many pounds of yellowcake? (WMD)

How many ignored U.N. Resolutions? (related to WMD)

How many tortured/killed Iraqis? (Saddam)

How many terror attacks inside the U.S. since 9/11?

I suppose we should have discussed it more, got the approval of the cheese-loving surrender-monkeys (France) and waited til we had absolute proof, i.e., a big smoking hole where Los Angeles used to be.

Seems to me our troops are getting the job done.
(end of the aside)

Three weeks on jury duty last year for a civil trial. It was a nice break. Slept-in till 6 in my own bed. Home every night with time in the evening to do stuff. I learned a lot about the process and people I would never normally associate with - sharp people - despite their dress, piercings, job status, political views, etc,.

Someday YOU may be in the hotseat. Who do YOU want deciding YOUR fate?

That said, I've never been so happy to get back to work.
 

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I agree with you in regards to performing one's civic duty. I disagree with the overly patriotic interpretation of why our valued servicemen and women are sacrificing their lives.
You prove my point. Because of their sacrifice, you retain the right to have freedom of speech and to be able to disagree with me, but more importantly, your own government!

Certainly members of the armed forces are working in the job they chose, and serving the desires of our soon to be departed President. I admire them for not just saying "Screw it, I can't work for this idiot anymore." The threat of jail time for quitting one's job might play a role in that.
Be glad they volunteer. Otherwise, there could be a draft or as in some countries, a mandatory requirement to serve for 2 or more years. There is also jailtime under those systems for unwilling participants. Those men and women essentially serve as your surrogate in your duties to your country. One perspective is that they are contracted through your tax dollars to provide a service that you do not have to perform--at least, yet!

Writing they are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan so we can have freedom is a bit of a stretch...particularly since the amount of money we have thrown at these efforts will serve to enslave us for generations in the future. The big three U.S. automakers were recently made a political spectacle of for asking for loans totaling just one month's worth of money spent in Iraq.
With all due respect, you are off point with this extraneous bit of information in regard to the original argument. Save it for another argument.

Afghanistan - justifiable
Iraq - Where are those WMD's again? Where's all that Iraqi oil revenue that was supposed to pay for this? This thing has cost how much again? What's that...you say we're in the worst recession in this country in over thirty years?
Does this have anything to do with Jury Duty or our duties as citizens?
The WMD were moved to Syria. Don't remember anything about Iraq's oil. Do you know the cost?

We are in the worst recession in 30 years because of easy credit and crooks on Wall Street that have stolen our Net Worth in a system that we all bought into--not much different than rolling the dice in Las Vegas. Greedy speculators in a deregulated environment ran the futures of oil up that drove our economy to recession--not much different than a pyramid scheme that creates artificial value and the last person holding the bag loses! Easy credit given to unworthy credit risks inflated real estate values. Thank Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, along with others in a Democratic Congress that is manipulated and represented by special intersts groups--not the citizens that elect these professional politicians. This was a danger pointed out by Thomas Jefferson over 235 years ago.



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/07/AR2008030702846.html

They've been fighting for seven years now, and I'm more harrassed by the TSA today than I was seven years ago. This "fighting for your freedom" seems to not have been very effective.

Do you remember 9/11? With freedom comes sacrifice. Has there been further attacks on U.S. soil? Where do you think the bad guys are?

This opinion will no doubt not be very popular among the bible thumping neocons among our ranks here, but let's call a spade a spade...troops are not fighting for our freedom...they're fighting to salvage any shred of respect this country has among the 94% of the world's population that isn't American...and to prevent the decision to pursue Hussein by the idiot we elected (twice) from ending up as a decision that defines America for a generation or more...e.g. Vietnam.

Did you support the war in the beginning?

Please don't discredit my brother's service by writing he fought for our freedom...because if that's the reason for his sacrifice, it was an effort that failed.

I disagree.

That should liven up the discussion around here a bit. Attack away with your Fox "News" ideologies (not directed at you personally, Speedtape, instead towards the masses that are sure to come as a result of my posting).
Hmm. Thanks for the personal exception to your indignation and indictment! No disrespect, but it sounds like this is a personal cross you bear.

Back to the original issue, do you comply with a summons for Jury Duty?
 
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"Your honor, I believe in a fair trial before the defendant is executed"!
I find having the judge request I remove the NRA baseball hat usually does the trick. I don't think any defense attorney worth their salt would allow a pilot to sit on a jury of any criminal case.

All kidding aside, take the pay and go and enjoy jury duty. Its a life experience. I sat a jury once about 5 years ago and it was pretty interesting.
 

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I have jury duty coming up. I was wondering if ASA can intercede and get me out of it. Anyone with any experience?

Just man up and go. You're getting paid to sleep in your own bed, have dinner with the wife, and perhaps have a positive impact on society.
 
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