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Jury Duty

Filed under: General — Erwin @ 5:54 pm

A week or two ago I was surprised by a letter from the local judicial district. Eh? Yeah, I’d been summoned for jury duty. Cool or not cool, that was definitely a first for me. 🙂

However, I was pretty sure that I would be excused because, last I checked, I’m not a citizen. So we filled out their questionnaire (which includes a question about citizenship), sent it off, and waited.

This week we got a reply from the court that, as expected, I had been excused from jury duty, so it’s all cool, but, now I’m wondering: Where the hell did they get my name anyway? Is it because I pay (state/federal) taxes? Is it because I have a driver’s license? How does that work?


  1. driver’s license. I believe at least that’s how most states do it.

    for a while, it was based on registering to vote (citizenship needed there), but then folks were NOT registering to vote specifically because they didn’t want jury duty 😛 but folks will always do their driver’s licenses 🙂

    Comment by Leah — 2007/1/8 @ 1:27 am

  2. Then how did they do that before having a driver’s license was just something that you work on getting at 16? 🙂

    Comment by Erwin — 2007/1/8 @ 2:39 am

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