In the middle of her 80th birthday, a good friend of ours received a notice that said she was required to do jury duty. She called to remind the people at the Clerk’s Office that she was exempt from jury duty because of her age. “You need to come in […]
A prospective jury in a Dallas District Court were surprised by the definition of voluntary manslaughter that they were given, prior to their being selected for a murder trial. Voluntary Manslaughter is an intentional killing that occurs while the defendant is under the immediate influence of sudden passion, arising from […]
When the court case was about to begin, the Judge asked one of the Jurors “Is there any reason you could not serve as a juror in this case?” The Juror replied, “I don’t want to be away from my job that long, your honor”. The Judge then asked him, […]
A trial had been scheduled in a small town, but the court clerk had forgotten to call in a jury panel. Rather than adjourning what he thought was an exceptionally simple case, the judge ordered his bailiff to go through the courthouse and round up enough people to form a […]
A man was on trial for murder in Tennessee, and if he was convicted, he would get the electric chair. The man’s brother was trying to find a way that he might get him off, and when he found out that there was a redneck juror, he thought it would […]
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