Tag: jury

Jury Duty: Righteous Judgment

A few weeks ago, I served on a jury. This was a first for me, not having been called to do so for my entire adult life. There were twenty-one of us interviewed by the prosecutor and defense attorney prior to the criminal trial, so I had no idea if I would be chosen, but when the final six were announced, I was one of them. I wonder if my status on the form I filled out earlier–professor of history–helped…. Read more »

The Anthony Verdict

I had something else I wanted to write about today, but the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial yesterday is overshadowing all other events. Fine. I have a few things to say about that. I was watching as the verdicts on the various counts were read: not guilty of murder, not guilty of manslaughter, not guilty of child neglect/abuse, guilty on all counts of lying. My first reaction? What a travesty. Now that I’ve had time to ponder the verdicts… Read more »