jury duty – redux

March 28, 2006

I went, I didn’t take atlas shrugged – I took the book I’ve been reading – the weather makers, instead. I sat for a while, they called me up. I was dismissed with cause by the prosecution. I don’t think they believed I was capable of finding the particular defendant guilty. They might have been right. The phrase “not comfortable sublimating my will to the will of the state” may have had something to do with that. Now, before anyone thinks I threw things to get away, I didn’t. The question they were asking was extremely weirdly phrased and I wouldn’t be comfortable affirming the claim at all. So, since they were, in essence, asking me to give up my own judgment to that of the judge I felt I should contravene such a statement.

So I sat some more in a room. A room strewn with bibles (which just creeped me out from a separation of church and state perspective). The bibles were there for swearing in for the believers. Others could simply affirm an oath, except that the oath mentioned god.

So I sat more in the room and talked a bit, read a lot, generally wanted to be elsewhere.

Then I was excused and away I went. In 2 more years I’m sure I’ll be called again.

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