Hilarious April 2019 story out of England, via the BBC:
But it gets worse! The Jury Central Summoning Bureau first told him, no, you’ll have to serve. Ha ha ha. Read the story:
‘Judge excused jury duty after case mix-up
…. I told the Jury Central Summoning Bureau that I thought I would be inappropriate seeing I happened to be the judge and knew all the papers.
“They wrote back to me, they picked up on the fact I was the judge but said ‘your appeal for refusal has been rejected but you could apply to the resident judge’ but I told them ‘I am the resident judge’.
“I had to phone them up and they realised it was a mistake….
The judge added: “I would have liked to have done the jury service to see what it was like and whether I would have liked the judge….‘ [Read BBC story.]
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