Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Getting Out Of Jury Duty is Never Easy

A Cape Cod man called himself a liar, a racist, and a homophobe to get out of jury duty. He was taken into custody, and may face perjury and contempt charges.

Does an individual not have the right to express himself? Even if his expression, offensive as it is, would tempt a judge to jail him for such? Who can say whether the man is lying or not? And is it not incumbent upon the judge to remove such a character from the group of potential jurors for making such statements?

At least he did not attempt a sob story. I give him points for daring and originality.

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