What is the definition of jury duty?
According to businessdictionary.com:
Jury Duty is the obligation of a citizen to serve on a jury when called. One of the highest duties of citizenship, it accrues from the constitutional right to be tried by a panel of one’s peers and involves direct in the administration of justice. When summoned for a jury duty, a citizen must appear before the court or be tried for contempt of court.
Ever since I became a naturalized US citizen, I have been asked to appear twice for jury duty. I didn’t get pick to be a part of a jury on any case though. Two days ago, however, I received another jury duty notice again from the County Clerk and I have to ensure I respond to it within ten days. This time around, I hope I don’t have to serve just like the past two summons. Not that I’m lazy but I really don’t know if I’d be able to participate without any biases if I get selected.
The good thing about receiving a notice at this time of the year, is the fact that the weather is great for me to head out should they ask me to appear in court. I have been lucky this way, because even the first two calls, I had to report to court during the summer.
Let me tell you, this is one great thing about the justice system in the United States. A common citizen like me, can participate and be active in the trial of a certain court case.