Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #16
aprilgail2
Ikea- Swedish for CRAP
 
aprilgail2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 19,406

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrodgers View Post
It was stated in my summons that you were absolutely NOT allowed to bring anything (few years ago before the tablet and even smartphone craze.) No newspapers, no magazines, no books, nothing. I was the only one who followed the rules. I sat there twiddling my thumbs for 9 long boring hours while every single other person was reading something.
That is insane- I would go out of my mind sitting there for 9 hours with nothing to read or do!!
__________________
The world is a magical place full of people waiting to be offended by something!
aprilgail2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #17
shoney
DIS Veteran
 
shoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,341

Quote:
Originally Posted by MolonLabe View Post
All depends on the judge and court.

Most people dread jury duty but it's a wonderful thing. YOU get to decide everything, including the validity of the law and if it even applies or if it's constitutional.

The jury seat is the most important seat in a free society. Www.fija.org

enjoy it!
When I did work, my company paid my salary, I wanted jury duty because it seemed interesting. I was never called.

If my DH was called now, he wouldn't be paid. The experience wouldn't be worth the financial loss!
shoney is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-09-2012, 08:58 PM   #18
rigs32
DIS Veteran
 
rigs32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,936

Jurors do not decide the validity of law. They decide the applicability.
rigs32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 10:54 PM   #19
disney1990
Wow, it make my heart skip a beat
I'm going to miss these when the season ends
Lighting the Way to Paradise
 
disney1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,857

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarheel Tink View Post
I am called to jury duty tomorrow and wondered if I am allowed my iPad for reading since instructions recommended bringing a book, crossword, etc. for the waiting times. My purse is large enough to hold it.
I have never served before (civil court). Anyone know?
Do you have a recording to call? Our recording, in Maryland, specifically says that IPads and Laptops are allowed.
__________________
Life is a Journey – remember to appreciate everyday -- be happy for this moment...this moment is your life



disney1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 07:34 AM   #20
cabanafrau
DIS Veteran
 
cabanafrau's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: michigan
Posts: 5,063

Quote:
Originally Posted by MolonLabe View Post
All depends on the judge and court.

Most people dread jury duty but it's a wonderful thing. YOU get to decide everything, including the validity of the law and if it even applies or if it's constitutional.

The jury seat is the most important seat in a free society. Www.fija.org

enjoy it!
Jurors decide the facts of the case and apply the law as the Court gives it to them.

The validity of laws & their Constitutional standing is a matter for Supreme Courts.
cabanafrau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 07:40 AM   #21
MickeySP
DIS Veteran
 
MickeySP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South of Boston
Posts: 1,632

Other than Jury nullification which skirts a law jurors decide guilt or innocence within the paramters of the applicable charges not the vaildity of the actual law.

Also as far as electronics each state is different, & each court or courtroom can vary. Some civil courts allow while criminal/superior don't. A judge may even set that he does not allow in his courtroom even if allowed in the general jury room.
MickeySP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.