Friday, February 24, 2006

Jury

Jury, n. A number of person appointed by a court to assist the attorneys in preventing law from degenerating into justice.

2006 Update: A panel of peers empowered to determine guilt and fate by the Nielsen Company.

30 comments:

Indeterminacy said...

Jury: Name of a new reality TV program in which 11 people are shut up in a room, each trying to work out a book on their experiences.

Minka said...

"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
Robert Frost

Sar said...

Jury: Subjective justice at its best. Also the inspiration for one of my favorite films of all time, 12 Angry Men.

mireille said...

12 Angry Men IS good. Jury on Court TV: one of six or two of twelve are giving interviews before the evidence is cold. Jury in real court: six or twelve people who have the seriousness of the job much on their minds. I'd rather not be judged. xoxo

duxfine said...

Jury, n. An instance of diaspora in the realm of the abstract, where justice is displaced by celebrity worship.

Jamie Dawn said...

Jury: A group of untrained people sleeping through DNA evidence explanation and finally deciding guilt or innocence based on who has the most attractive lawyer.

(I was an alternate juror in a murder trial several years ago. Talk about yesterday's word, tedium! I had to sit through it all knowing that the only way I'd get to vote on the matter would be for one of the main jurors to have a heart attack or something.)

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Jury: As we have seen in recent times a jury is a group of people who are way too often influenced more by fame and power than by what is logically the whole truth.

Kyahgirl said...

Jury, Richard;one of my favorite detectives :-)

(Martha Grimes)

dddragon said...

Having served jury duty once, I'm not sure that I would ever leave my fate to a similar group!

Doug said...

Indie, how about one where people have to read them?

Great quote, Minka.

Good movie, Sar.

In that case, Mireille you shoud quit sticking your tongue out at the police.

Duxfine, I feel myself joinging that very diaspora.

Alice, with a jury of bloggers you could get away with murder or ludeness.

Who, Kyahgirl?

Hahaha, Dddragon. You know I've been on a jury. Registered to vote almost 20 years. Apparently a lot of people had the same thought.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Jury: Twelve people of average ignorance. (Herbert Spencer)

I've always said that if I were to be tried for a crime, and I was innocent of that crime, I would want my case to be heard by a Judge only. If I were guilty, I'd want a jury.

Kyahgirl said...

who?
Richard Jury

I read the early books in the series band kind of lost touch for a few years.
I have a couple lined up in my 'books in waiting' closet :-)

Kyahgirl said...

of course that is 'and' not 'band' :-)

actonbell said...

Jury--a group of random people who are not allowed to take notes during a long lecture-like session, and then must prove just how good they are as witnesses to said lecture-like session. Also an interesting way to break the tedium of being at work. Pick me!

mireille said...

I stick my tongue out at the police while Jim sits beside me at the wheel, hissing, "Act natural! Act natural!" xoxo

tlm said...

Jury, n. 1. A group of persons sworn to reach a verdict after first indulging in tax-payer paid hotel rooms (see: sequestering), free munchies, and various other perks. 2. Twelve idiots (plus alternates) who believed the glove didn't fit so they must acquit.

Doug said...

Hurray, the blogqueen returns! TLP, If I were rich I'd want a judge and a jury if famous.

Thanks, Kyahgirl. Those look like fun books.

Haha, Actonbell. I've always wanted to be a juror. Sigh. I get another chance in March.

Mireille, sticking your tongue out at cops is natural for some people.

TLM, what kind of munchies?

Omnipotent Poobah said...

This isn't mine, but it fits:

jury - A group of your peers who weren't intelligent enough to get out of jury duty.

Jamie Dawn said...

You SKIPPED me!!!!!
You'll have to be tried by a jury of your peers, if any peers can be found.

karma said...

a dozen blokes in a moment of glory

Sar said...

I say he's guilty, JD!

SquareGirl said...

Jamie Dawn, definitely guilty! There is simply NO DEFENSE for skipping you.
Don't even try the Twinkie Defense Doug. I suggest you plead guilty and pray for a lesser sentence.

Ariella said...

Guilty!!
Take him down,
and may god have mercy on his soul.

Doug said...

Those would be my peers, Poobah.

Oh, glory! Jamie Dawn, I'm sorry and throw myself on the mercy of the court, such an interesting comment, too! Seems like you found your own way to Frost's destination. I guess that's the only way to make murder dull.

Karma, whose moment of Glory?

Well, JD, my peer Sar votes your way.

There's peer number 2, Squaregirl finds for the plaintiff.

Et tu, Ariella? Juror number three finds the defendant guilty.

I should hang. I ask no mercy. Jamie Dawn, I'm sorry for what you and your family have gone through.

Em said...

I always love to read your posts AND the comments that ensue.. :)

Doug said...

Thanks, Em. And I'm always deleted when you do.

weirsdo said...

A test group in an experiment to see if Justice is just blind, or deaf, dumb and learning disabled as well.

Jamie Dawn said...

Your pleas have not fallen on deaf ears, nor do I possess a heart of stone. You are forgiven.
But should it happen again, you know how the jury will decide!

Doug said...

Weirsdo, I can't hear you. Who turned off the lights?

Thank you, Jamie Dawn. I renounce my evil and neglectful ways.

LeesahEm. said...

jury-future authors and television pundits