So many people want to get out of jury duty these days because they think it's boring or a waste of time. A new TV series shows it can be fun. Bonkers even.
Welcome to Monday, the 42nd anniversary of the release of Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours.” Here are some news items to get your week started: — Bail without consideration of defendants’ financial circumstances violates due process, ABA tells U.S. Supreme Court justices. — Jurors can suffer from post-traumatic stress. — Police handling of sexual assault cas[...]
Judging lawyers by their won-lost records leads news summary including jury duty, child abuse and an accused murderer representing himself.
The right to a trial by jury is a vital part of our judicial system, and our duty to serve is just as important in facilitating that right in our society. A few months ago, I received notice in the mail from the Baltimore City Circuit Court Jury Commissioner’s Office that I had been selected […]
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has been released from jury duty. Hogan waited for more than two hours on Wednesday morning at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, where he had been summoned. The 57-year-old Republican had been summoned to jury duty for his first time in January, but it was on the same […]
It used to be, if you lived in Montgomery County, you would receive a form in the mail to determine if you were qualified to sit on a jury and then another form with the actual summons. Starting Monday, however, the jury process in Montgomery County Circuit Court will get more streamlined and technologically savvy. […]
Unlike a certain chief justice, I've never been called for jury duty. But I would welcome to opportunity to serve as a juror for what would probably be a fascinating and eye-opening experience.
The Maryland Judiciary has issued a warning about a court scam going on in the state. A telephone jury duty fraud has been operating in Allegany and Howard counties. In this scam, the caller claims to work for a court, tells the person he or she has been charged with contempt or has been fined […]
Why some Baltimore city residents with medical exemptions still might be getting jury summons.
Following a hearing Wednesday, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Pamela White said she would issue her ruling as soon as possible. But the speed of her decision would largely depend on what happened Thursday, when she was called for jury duty.
Time once again for "Don't do that," an occasional feature where we spotlight some poor decisions in recent legal news.
A system glitch leads to some lucky residents receiving urgent summons for jury duty.