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Voluntary Jury Duty

  • Jun 18, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Rather than forcing citizens to join a large group for Jury Selection, what if Jury spots were decently paid and considered an opportunity, a badge of honor, or at least not a curse? How would such a system work? What would it look like to implement? Would it actually be better or worse?

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  • Patrick S.

    we really should work harder to vet our topics. I had fun with what we had, but we did have to broaden the scope a bit. Still I had a good time.

    June 19, 2014

    • Mustafa

      Yeah...some topics are very one-dimensional. There simply isn't much to talk about unless you broaden the scope (i.e. going "off topic" to various degrees). More complex and multifaceted topics tend to attract more attendees, too. I'm a hobby anthropologist, so I come to observe my objects of study and note their reactions after providing verbal (and other) stimuli. :)

      June 19, 2014

  • Mustafa

    Looks like some more (Ger)manpower is needed here, so I'll take up arms and join the cause (especially since the sleepy one hasn't signed up...(yet?)). Jawohl!!! Vee lost ze var but vee vill vinn in zee end!

    June 16, 2014

    • Beau R.

      I was talking about that dude who crashed the last one and immediately lobbed insults your way.

      June 18, 2014

    • Mustafa

      Oh...he was just a minor (dumb) annoyance...

      June 19, 2014

  • Mustafa

    We're quickly approaching the dismal attendance numbers of "Let's talk about sex, part II". With such a small and cozy group maybe we should just say "fuck it!" and make this a "Let's talk about sex, part III: Animal Edition" "Only attend if you have an animal story (fantasy or real) to share!" "You may also bring an animal." I'll bring a Turkey....

    June 18, 2014

    • Beau R.

      And in case anyone is looking for what to order tonight, Robocop of course has all the answers: https://www.youtube.co...­

      June 18, 2014

    • Mustafa

      Oh my....Turkish sex and Korean Robocop...very vivid, non-sequitur imagination... :)

      June 19, 2014

  • Bill

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it this evening. I have several thoughts on this issue as well. Mostly, the number of people that have to show up and are never selected as a potential juror at a specific courtroom. Further, if you are even called, the attorneys have an unlimited number of challenges for cause and a limited number of "peremptory challenges. Consequently, out of a hundred potential jurors called, less than ten might actually serve on a jury. This is a huge loss of manpower for those who work because one could be at the courthouse virtually all day and never even be called to a courtroom. I've been called dozens of times, but only served once, and that was almost 50 years ago.

    June 18, 2014

  • Kenyon

    I have had very similar thoughts! Can't wait for the discussion!

    April 19, 2014

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