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Updated: 2013-04-13T03:08:48.680-05:00

 



It might be two years. I can't remember exactly.

2006-10-04T16:15:00.000-05:00

It might be two years. I can't remember exactly.



Is it really 3 years since you first got your jury...

2006-10-04T10:15:00.000-05:00

Is it really 3 years since you first got your jury duty notice? I had just finished mine when you got your notice. Either way what old courthouses consider accessable, narrow halls, narrow doors, frieght elevators in the back of the building can be ridiculus at best, and don't forget the courtrooms, they are even worse.

Amethyst



Interesting comments all. It's clear from the stor...

2006-10-01T22:02:00.000-05:00

Interesting comments all. It's clear from the stories how much of a problem there is, not just for disabled people, as Radfem notes at Alas, but for anyone not white and male to become part of the "jury of peers."



I've not gotten a notice, but the roomate has, and...

2006-10-01T13:46:00.000-05:00

I've not gotten a notice, but the roomate has, and they actually got excused because of care issues relating to me...

Probably why I haven't been called...and yes, the acess issue, even post ADA would be a trip...



I just got a notice, too. Not only was I moving ou...

2006-09-30T13:27:00.000-05:00

I just got a notice, too. Not only was I moving out of Arizona in two weeks, but I'd received a notice the year prior as well. I had to do the whole rigamorole - seeing my doctor and getting him to sign a form stating that I was too disabled to do jury duty. My issues are (1) there was no way for me to get to the courthouse, mainly due to the heat and (2) I can't sit around in a chair (even a wheelchair) for eight hours. (I already knew I'd get excluded in voir dire because I have a Master's degree, so it was pointless anyway.) Yet a year later they sent me another notice and then another request for a letter from my doctor which involves making an appointment, getting to it, paying for it. Moving didn't count until I'd actually moved. Aargh! So, basically, everything you and everyone else just said.



I too received a Jury summons this week. Filled ou...

2006-09-30T11:56:00.000-05:00

I too received a Jury summons this week. Filled out the questionnaire and sent it back. Oct., 25th for me. I get called at least once a year, and have been called more than once by different courts. I have friends that have never been called and live a few miles from me. Yes, they are registered to vote. Parking is a nightmare, and the building is fair for wc access. I am not at all opposed to serving, but even in a post-ada country, accessibility is still horrendous.



Interesting. My daughter, who does want to avoid ...

2006-09-30T00:30:00.000-05:00

Interesting. My daughter, who does want to avoid jury duty right now for medical reasons, has been called for jury duty twice in the past month. Her husband also recently was called for jury duty. He was able to check a box for "caring for a a disabled person," and that was that to avoid jury duty for him. She, on the other hand, was expected to get to the doctor, get official letters, and get them mailed to the appropriate offices within a week. If she could do all that right now, she wouldn't need the release from jury duty! What kind of sense is it to take the word of family members that they need to be available for someone with a disability, but not take the word of people with disabilities? I remember getting out of jury duty when she was an infant because I was, well, taking care of an infant. No one asked me to prove that, either.



However this goes I'll be watching with interest.....

2006-09-29T23:04:00.000-05:00

However this goes I'll be watching with interest...