Jury duty – an American gifted obligation
October 11, 2018
Editor’s note: This is the final of two stories planned regarding jury duty. Please see next week’s Western Nebraska Observer for more information.
Few are the exemptions from jury duty and many are the requirements. This indicates the importance of jury service to citizens.
Three groups are legally barred from serving on federal juries, even if they wish to do so, and are automatically exempt from jury duty. Those include members of the armed forces, police and fire personnel and active public officers, whether at the local, state or federal level.
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