Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Jury duty in rural America

Sixty-five of the 314 registered voters in Petroleum County, Montana were summoned to the Hilger, Montana courthouse for jury duty yesterday morning.

According to the Montana Forum,"It marked the first time in almost a decade that a District Court jury had been impaneled in Petroleum County, Montana's least-populated county."

Among them called were two of the three county commissioners, four of the five school bus drivers as well as the mail carrier and relief carrier.

The regular carrier was excused so that mail could be delivered during the trial.

Shown above is a stamp honoring Jury Duty scheduled to be released later this year.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM