Over a month ago I got a letter telling me it was my turn to perform my civic duty. I’ve been on call for Federal jury duty all month, which worried me a little, what with graduation and family visits and all. I went three weeks without having to report, but I won’t go four. I am on my way to the Federal courthouse right now.
Most people do their best not to get chosen for a jury. I’m good with it if I do get chosen. I’ve never been on a jury (not even in the mock trial we did in high school) and I’m curious to see if it’s anything like TV. I know that sounds hokey, but I’ve probably spent years of my life watching Law & Order in its various forms. I would say I’m wondering if Federal prosecutors are as hippy-dippy liberal at Jack McCoy, but having worked for a short time at the Department Of Justice, I know they’re not. Not all of them, anyway. There was maybe one lawyer in our office who was. I never got to see them in action.
I’m sure I won’t be able to blog on specifics, at least not right away, but I’m going to be in a Federal building in a not-so-great part of town. I’m sure I’ll have lots of blog-worthy people around me. Stay tuned.