Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Now It Could Get Interesting

When I asked for my partial excuse from jury duty for gun stuff, I managed to avoid telling them what the excusal was for. Well, yesterday I got a supplemental jury duty questionnaire to fill out and mail back.

Right off the bat, there's a question about whether I have ever been a victim of a crime. Then I have to list all organizations I belong to. I have to list all my hobbies and activities, and what websites I visit regularly.

Care to speculate on the odds a rape survivor/shooter/gun rights activist will make it onto an actual jury?


Wraith said...

Odds: Squarely between Jack and Sh!t. And Jack's on sabbatical.

Greyhawk said...


I know from your posts that you love your horses, even the mean ones. Are you in Ohio? The OFB is looking for upbeat videos on husbandry.

Please don't think I'm advertising the OFB. I've been reading your blog for about two years now and I subscribe to the OFB channel on YouTube. When I saw this video, you instantly came to mind.

Warthog said...

Why exactly do they need to know about your web surfing habits and group affiliations?

Mr.B said...

I would think that activities, affiliations, organizations, hobbies, and websites would fall under privacy, and would, therefore, decline to answer.

They can ask, but unless legally required to answer, I wouldn't. It may be legal for them to ask, but illegal to require that you answer.

Hecate said...

Greyhawk -- Sorry, but I'm in Nebraska, not Ohio. And I'm pretty much the world's worst videographer anyway.

Warthog and Mr. B -- According to the instructions accompanying the questionnaire, I am required by law to fill it out truthfully. And so I did.

None of my interests or activities are illegal or anything to be ashamed of. Politically incorrect, well, that's another matter.

They also asked what TV shows I watch. Yes, I admitted that I watch CSI and NCIS.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to tell them that you own an evil pony. That has to count against you for something!

FYI, I adopted an evil pony (who is decidedly not-evil, when he came along with a Belgian that I bought. I didn't have the heart to break them up since they seemed to love each other so much.