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Old 11-23-05, 10:39 AM
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John Kerry wins election!!

As a jury foreman:

BOSTON (AP) -- Sen. John Kerry's public profile and prosecutorial past didn't spare him from performing that most mundane of civic responsibilities -- jury duty.

Kerry was not only chosen this week to sit on a jury in Suffolk Superior Court, but also was elected foreman.

The case involved two men who sued the city for injuries suffered in a 2000 car accident involving a school principal. The Kerry-led jury rejected their claim Tuesday, and his fellow jurors said the state's junior senator was a natural leader.

"I just found him to be a knowledgeable, normal person," said Cynthia Lovell, a nurse and registered Republican who says she now regrets voting for President Bush in last year's election. "He kept us focused. He wanted us all to have our own say."

The former Democratic presidential candidate reported for duty Monday and none of the lawyers in the case objected to putting him on the jury.

"I was a little surprised," Kerry said of being selected for jury duty.

"I enjoyed it," he said. "It was very, very interesting and very instructive."
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Old 11-23-05, 10:52 AM
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Well at least he didn't try to skip out on it. Kudos for performing your civic duty.

One thing I can't understand about juries though is that you're supposed to come to a unanimous decision but you're not supposed to yield to pressure. I can tell you from my jury experiences, there is always pressure to agree with the majority no matter how you feel.
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"I voted guilty before I voted innocent..."
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Old 11-23-05, 10:58 AM
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"I voted guilty before I voted innocent..."
Somehow, I see Kerry in the Henry Fonda role. It's the other 11 jurors who vote guilty before they vote not guilty.
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Old 11-23-05, 12:03 PM
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Somehow, I see Kerry in the Henry Fonda role.
Did Henry Fonda drone on and bore everyone else to sleep, then forget what he was talking about?
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That's great.
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Well at least he didn't try to skip out on it. Kudos for performing your civic duty.
Yep.
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Old 11-23-05, 02:31 PM
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Would have been great if some unemployed haitian plumber could have beat him out for the foreman job
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Would have been great if some unemployed haitian plumber could have beat him out for the foreman job
How is it possible to be a plumber and unemployed at the same time?
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Of course he won, 11 out of 12 people from MA voted for him.

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How is it possible to be a plumber and unemployed at the same time?
I've never seen a Haitian plumber before.
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