Jury Duty in Governor Palin’s Area Lasts 30 Days

The press has been having a fit this week, seemingly because they aren’t able to chase Governor Palin’s bus right now, to unknown destinations… Which they complained about throughout the first leg of her tour, by the way. Are you seeing a trend here, or is just me?

Dan Riehl did a little research and discovered the source of the media’s consternation:

Based upon the information at the site for her area – my guess is, she’s been grounded for at least 30 days, if not longer, in the cause of performing her Civic Duty. Dayum, that servant’s heart thing sure can be a biatch! Oh, and someone should teach the media how to use Google! heh!

How long must I serve?

The time period during which you must be available to serve (called your “term of service”) depends on the size of the court location where you serve. During your term of service you may have to call in or report to court periodically. You may not have to call in every day, but you must call on the days you are directed to do so.

In Anchorage, where the population is large and many trials are held each day, the term of service is either 5 consecutive days or, if you are selected to serve on a jury, the length of the trial.

In other courts, your term of service is either 30 days, 90 days or 1 year depending on the population of the area. In these courts, you may have to call in several days each month, and you may be selected to serve on more than one trial. The most days you might actually have to be present in court is 30 per year. However, you must complete any trial for which you are selected to serve as a juror regardless of how long the trial lasts.

You can read the full post here.



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