Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jury Duty

Fireworks display in Australia, not Honolulu, Hawaii.

I just missed getting selected for jury duty at the United States District Court here in Honolulu yesterday.

I made it to the last round where the attorneys eliminated all but the 12 jury members and two alternates on the basis of unstated, subjective criteria apparently vouchsafed in the law. Of all the parts of the selection process I witnessed, this was, by far, the most interesting--probably because it was the most mysterious.

So, sad to say, I won't get to be there for the rest of the trial, a quickie, by the sounds of it, involving a man accused of illegally importing illegal fireworks.

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