Public Opinion Agrees Lying to Get Out of Jury should be grounds arrest

By Admin, July 16, 2012


Susan Cole, 57, nearly managed to lie her way out of jury duty. She played the “post-traumatic stress disorder” card well enough to convince the judge in June, and if she’d left it at that she would have been home free. But she decided to brag about the devious act on a radio show, and as luck would have it that same judge was listening in. The judge issued a warrant for Cole’s arrest. Because jury duty is something that affects nearly everyone, we were interested in finding out if the public thought lying to get out of it is really deserving of arrest. It’s a civic duty, sure, but the idea is tempting. People joke about it all the time. Who knew the consequences could be so dire? Let’s dive.


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