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Spiegel
05-12-2009, 08:56 PM
New Wrinkle On Avoiding Jury Duty
In no uncertain terms, a Montana man tells judge why he won't serve

APRIL 30--There are probably better ways to avoid jury duty than the approach recently taken by a Montana man. After Erik Slye, 36, received a jury notice earlier this year, he filed a notarized affidavit seeking to be excused from serving on a District Court panel in Gallatin County. Slye's caustic affidavit, which he prepared with help from his wife Jennifer, can be found below. The document, of course, did not sit well with court officials and led a judge to threaten to jail Slye. But after being summoned to court, Slye apologized for the affidavit and avoided being cited on a criminal failure to appear rap. And he also was excused from serving on a jury.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/trutv/thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art4/0430091jury1.gif

Heard about this on the Colbert Report and I just had to put it up. The great thing about all this is that he got away from serving. Legal System vs. Wrinkly Dog Balls = WIN

idisoneboyi
05-12-2009, 10:36 PM
he'd rather count the wrinkles on his dog's balls?? lmao

maddog
05-12-2009, 10:55 PM
wow! interesting way to escape jury duty!!!

OG
05-13-2009, 01:39 AM
you can get out of jury duty by usin that financial reason thing though. just have ur boss sign it or write it. its what i do lol XD

Sevi
05-13-2009, 02:06 AM
I read this a while back
Never thought it was real

Who bothered to scan it?
Faithful Anon?

maddog
05-13-2009, 02:22 AM
you can get out of jury duty by usin that financial reason thing though. just have ur boss sign it or write it. its what i do lol XD


interesting... so you have been invited for jury duty before OG?

Spiegel
05-13-2009, 04:09 AM
I have been selected once for jury duty but I couldn't come up with a good enough reason because at the time I didn't have a job or went to school so I couldn't escape. In the end I wasn't selected was free to go but it sucked waiting in the jury pool for three hours waiting to see if you were going to get selected.

OG
05-13-2009, 04:48 AM
interesting... so you have been invited for jury duty before OG?
about 4 times in my life so far yea. dodged all. <.<

shadow_moon
05-13-2009, 02:50 PM
slye got some BALLS to say that.. hahaha...

maddog
05-13-2009, 07:21 PM
about 4 times in my life so far yea. dodged all. <.<


thanks. that's new info to me. never knew you can get called for jury duty more than once.

Judiciary in the Philippines doesn't support the Jury System. i was one of the proponents when Trial by Jury was suggested about 2 years ago. i think it's a more reassurance of a fair trial having a few select Jury to judge your case, instead of a single judge.

Jaxon
05-14-2009, 06:47 AM
Wait. So, if the Philippines has no jury system, is it just trial-by-judge? Seems kind of un-democratic to me, if it is.

maddog
05-14-2009, 07:00 AM
unfortunately, it is. trial by judge only... the only thing different is that all decisions may be appealed to a higher court. all the way up to the supreme court. but no jury in all proceeding... owel... we have to live with it until it's changed.

Fearless Leader
05-14-2009, 07:08 AM
^I like that better. I'd rather be judged by someone who knows that the fuck is up, legal system wise, then a bunch of my dumbshit peers anyway, honestly.

Unless what I did was illegal, of course. Then I'd want a bunch of dumbshits judging me so I can have a chance to talk my way out of it. But, then again, it'd be my fault for getting caught in the first place.

maddog
05-14-2009, 07:14 AM
^thank'd

(when will the thanks be back?)

owel...

Jaxon
05-14-2009, 07:57 AM
Maybe in America juries are made up of fuckwits. But over here, we're judged by tea-drinking gentlemen polymaths.

Sonlox
05-19-2009, 02:39 AM
say what, dont know where that was going

TucanaTheToucan
05-20-2009, 04:36 PM
I'm not allowed to be called for jury duty! I'm just an upperclassman in college!
I don't think they allow college students to be called for jury duty.

maddog
05-20-2009, 08:09 PM
^how old are you by the way?

Vanity
05-20-2009, 08:24 PM
I'm not allowed to be called for jury duty! I'm just an upperclassman in college!
I don't think they allow college students to be called for jury duty.

IF I'm not mistaken, the second you turn 18 you're eligible. Regardless of social/economic/academic status.