March 2, 2012
WHY DOES EVERYONE HATE JURY DUTY? I think it’s a matter of respect, ultimately. The jury is supposed to be coequal with the judge, but they treat you like cattle instead. As someone — Akhil Amar? — once said, if you believe that stuff about the jury being coequal with the judge, compare the furnishings in the jury room and the judge’s chambers and see if you still feel that way.