Here are true stories of the Courts’ attempts to force parents caring for a baby and/or young child full-time and persons caring for a disabled or elderly relative to serve on juries, regardless of their essential obligations to their families

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(Last updated June 11, 2006)

ß The links on the left contain outrageous jury duty “horror” stories.

Below are just a few examples of why we need legislation to address this kind of flagrant abuse:

·          Siri Wright of Idaho was faced with jail for refusing to part with her nursing child to serve Jury Duty.   She was actually put on trial!! 
Click here  to read Siri’s story.

·          “Just because you are breastfeeding doesn’t mean you can have another postponement!”, as told to Cathy Kavanagh of Lafayette, California by a jury services employee when her baby was 6 months old.  (her first postponement was a week before her due date!) 
Click here to read Cathy’s story.

·          Lisa K. of Lexington, Kentucky was called for jury duty and not excused, even though she was a mother and sole caregiver of her autistic child! 
Click here to read Lisa’s story.

·          What kind of a government prosecutes their own citizens for taking care of their parents?”, said Deborah Scheibly of Niantic, Illinois after being fined $100 for civil contempt of court for failing to appear for jury duty even though she was the only caregiver for her seriously ill elderly parents! 
Click here to read Deborah’s story.

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