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A Jury Summons Evokes Thoughts Of Pericles, Wasps And Aristotle

Recently, I received a summons for jury service. This reminded me of Pericles, Wasps and Aristotle. I am reminded of Pericles because he is credited with introducing pay for jury service in the mid-fifth century...more

I, Juror No. 3

Since I became a practicing lawyer, I’ve been called for jury duty four times: twice in Dallas County (where I lived from 1997 to 2003), and twice in Travis County (where I live now). This past week, I served my second stint...more

When Your Employees Go To Court – Jury Duty

This post discusses the Connecticut statutes that come into play when employees must go to court during what would otherwise be a day at work. A summons to jury duty is also a state-mandated excuse from attendance at...more

Rating the Performance of Diverse Juries: A Scientific Perspective

The subject of diversity often elicits strong, entrenched ideological opinions. But Sam Sommers, an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University, is more intrigued by the facts—what can be noted, objectively, about...more

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