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« on: February 21, 2014, 10:55:56 PM »

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SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania couple have been cited for contempt of court for sending back a jury questionnaire filled with profanity, crude language and racial slurs.

A Lackawanna County judge cited 25-year-old Tina Keller and 23-year-old Drayke Jacobs-Van-Tol. That landed the Taylor couple a court date Tuesday. Judge Vito Geroulo dismissed the contempt citation but warned that the pair could have spent up to six months in jail for what he called the most "intentionally disrespectful" jury form he'd ever seen.


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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 11:45:37 PM »

To quote John Wayne: "Life is hard.  It's harder when you're stupid."
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 07:21:27 AM »

You can get 6 months in jail for filling out a form incorrectly?  One hell of a country we live in.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 09:15:02 AM »

You can get 6 months in jail for filling out a form incorrectly?  One hell of a country we live in.

That's OK, I hear you get ten years if you don't fill it out in triplicate.....
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 09:39:18 AM »

You can get 6 months in jail for filling out a form incorrectly?  One hell of a country we live in.

That's OK, I hear you get ten years if you don't fill it out in triplicate.....

Contempt of court. The idea is that they were deliberately filling out the form falsely and offensively so they would not be selected for jury duty. There are easier ways to go about it. "The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races."--Homer Simpson
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 01:21:08 PM »

When I first moved to Phoenix, AZ from my hometown of Juneau, AK, I was still registered as a resident of Alaska. One day I got a postcard requesting my presence for jury duty in Juneau. So I filled out the questionnaire truthfully and mailed it back. The last question on the postcard was "How far do you live from the courthouse?" I wrote 3000 miles.

They didn't call me up for jury duty.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 01:28:12 PM »

You can get 6 months in jail for filling out a form incorrectly?  One hell of a country we live in.

That's OK, I hear you get ten years if you don't fill it out in triplicate.....

Contempt of court. The idea is that they were deliberately filling out the form falsely and offensively so they would not be selected for jury duty. There are easier ways to go about it. "The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races."--Homer Simpson

I remember when my twin sister was filling out one and,under religion,put "Druid".....I guess they were too confused to pick her. TeddyR
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