Discussion in 'The Pub' started by stevieboy, May 26, 2015.
I think you can guess.
Not a jury duty rant, we've covered that one.
Say hello to Clara Shortridge Foltz for me...
Shorts and a Hawaiian shirt? And the obligatory flip flops.
IIRC they didn't specify a dress code on my "invitation".
They have a dress code. No T-shirts with writing on them (you'll be sent home and have to return the next day. I saw it happen; this idiot was wearing a T-shirt that read "NOT GUILTY"), no shorts, no flip-flops, no midriff baring shirts, no swimwear (the Spicoli rule), no halter tops, no steel-toed boots and a few other things...
I once had a guy try the "Homer Simpon" excuse ("I am prejudice against all races and sexes"). The judge asked him if he was also prejudiced about spending the night in jail. Our friend become quite helpful after that (but there was no way I was putting him on the jury. A good rule of thumb is very put someone on the jury that really wants or really does NOT want to be on it.)
Thanks for the tip! Does this apply to Federal too?
We had someone try the "No speakie de English" on our judge. He stopped the guy after a few seconds and said "I was born in Japan, moved to the US when I was 10 and English is not my first language. You can keep your seat." The guy was sitting near me and I heard him mutter "****, they told me that would work" under his breath.
I remember being in a voir dire once where a panelist straight facedly responded "I believe that anyone accused of a crime is most likely guilty." The judge rolled his eyes and sighed.
The questioning attorney sort of chuckled. She was dismissed. No one believed her, but no one wanted someone like that on the jury.
The only problem I have with jury duty are the other jurors. The ones that don't agree with me are the worst.
as to what to wear, plenty of fashion ideas at the "people of Walmart" site
BTW, I think everyone got it but I mean NEVER put someone on the jury (not ever). This laptop sucks.
Anyway, fed juries are the same juries as state juries just from multiple cities/counties. Sometimes makes for unusual combinations. There is a federal court hear that draws from both the most plaintiff friendly and defendant friendly jurisdictions. As can be expected, lots of hung juries.
the question is,,, Are shorts okay for jury duty?
Sure, if you want to get sent home and come back the next day...
We suggest you wear comfortable clothing that fits with the importance and dignity of the courtroom. Shorts, tank tops, bare midriffs, or similar dress are not allowed. Business attire is always appropriate.
only if your in Florida and it's the summer
You're nervous and your socks are too loose?
Is this jury duty having been chosen after the screening process? People commonly refer to the screening as "jury duty" also. You can wear T-shirts, shorts and work uniforms to the screening stage.
I was at a screening a few weeks ago and a girl had her little dog in a duffle bag over her shoulder. After we were both excused I asked her whether she was planning to bring the dog to court each day had she been selected. She said she was and that the dog goes with her everywhere including when she flies. No one had said anything about it up to that point. We had been through security and all of the stages short of interviews. The group preceding ours had supplied jurors for the final open slots and we were all dismissed shortly after being guided to the courtroom lobby.
I start my gig June 7th..
I'm wearing a long sleeved shirt and Jeans, socks and Chuck low cuts on selection day.
I worked out of the Courthouse I will be reporting to..long sleeved shirt because it gets so freakin' cold in there you could hang meat.
No tan Dockers.
I remember a girl dressed as Che Guevera. It didn't work.