"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Friday, September 15, 2006

Excused for Good Cause?

A two day civil jury is about to begin in my courthouse. The opposing attorneys have reputations for being unpleasant, argumentative, blowhards. The judge is a somewhat tired fellow who seems to be anxiously awaiting the moment he hits maximum retirement benefits.

So lawyer #1 gets up in voir dire of the jury pool and asks, "Is there anyone here who would have difficulty being able to sit through a two day trial of this case?"

A couple of jurors raise their hands.

And then the judge's hand goes up too!

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