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How to Get out of Jury Duty

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1. You have to make the decision as to whether this is the moral thing to do. There are arguments on both sides. If you reach the conclusion that it is not appropriate for you to serve, this is how to get out of jury duty.

2. Upon receiving the summons, write “No English” on it and send it back. Normally, this will be the end of it. If you get another, do the same. Eventually, they will stop.

3. Upon receiving the summons, write a letter to the Clerk advising that you will be happy to serve as a juror, but that you do not consent to the courthouse search. Ask to have a court officer meet you inside the courthouse to escort you through security, because you do not consent to give up your rights to be searched. Note that searches in government buildings are deemed to be consent, or voluntary searches. However, this consent only applies when someone makes the voluntary decision to visit the building. If you are being forced to show up–as where you have received a jury subpoena–then the search isn’t voluntary, and you have the right to refuse. The penalty is that you will be denied entry to the building. Which is what you are looking for.

4. Upon receiving the summons, write a letter to the Clerk saying that you cannot serve “because only God can judge.” This should be the end of it.

5. If you get a grand jury subpoena, please consider serving. The grand jury system has been “gamed” since its inception. A federal grand jury, once impanelled, has nationwide subpoena powers and can investigate any crime. Use your imagination.

6. If you have ignored the above and you find yourself sitting in court ready to be questioned, tell the judge that you cannot be fair because “if the defendant is here it means he must be guilty.” You will be quickly dismissed so that you don’t taint the jury pool.

7. “Doesn’t all of this deprive the accused of a fair cross-section of the community and the right to a fair trial?” 

You’re kidding, aren’t you?

Written by mokane

July 29, 2008 at 8:58 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Right on. The accused right to a jury does not
    imply that you are enslaved by the State. Any
    form of conscription is a crime, as it involves
    the threat of State violence to force non-consensual

    If you do go, read up on Jury Nullification,


    July 31, 2008 at 10:20 pm

  2. I sent this to a friend tonight who has jury duty tomorrow afternoon. I hope he shares it with his fellow jury pool members.


    November 27, 2012 at 6:51 am

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