Court officials say only about 14 percent of Philadelphians summoned for jury duty come to court.
Leaders of Philadelphia’s court system say they face a “crisis” because so many people are willfully ignoring summons to show up for jury duty. Now, a top judge plans a crackdown.
While the five-year-old German Shepherd won’t be sitting in the jury box any time soon, at least Barrett has a tale to tell and the records to sort of back it up.
The next time you get a summons in the mail for jury duty, you may not want to do what a northeastern Pennsylvania couple did.
Can you be sanctioned for being badly dressed in court? In a word, yes.
The rule is juror’s are to do no independent research online during a trial and violation of that rule can and does lead to mistrials – or worse.
“There’s a strong chance that that money can be stolen by people who have no right to the money,” according to Philadelphia’s city controller.
Joseph Biden Jr. may be the vice president, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to fulfill his civic duty.