Most people I know do their best to get out of jury duty, but it’s something I actually look forward to, and hope to be selected for at some point. This is because sitting on a jury is the only “civic duty” I find to be at least halfway morally acceptable and worth my time. Unlike during elections, when on a jury, your vote actually counts for something and individual members can make a difference in the trial’s outcome, and even on the very laws in question.
There was a time in our history when it was commonly understood that juries weren’t merely selected to decide whether a particular defendant was innocent or guilty, but were also charged with deciding if the law itself was legitimate.
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