Idaho Hall of SHAME! p1

(Last updated September 1, 2005)

Idaho - Siri Wright

 

Siri Wright’s Story

(Letter posted on Siri’s website, Feb. 2000)

Hello Friends, You may or may not know me personally; my name is Siri Wright. I am the Boise mother going to trial for not leaving my nursing child in order to serve jury duty (at the Fourth Judicial District Court, Ada County Courthouse in Boise, ID). Many people have been helping to share my story so you may have heard some of what has been happening. Here is the rest. 

I am the mother of two small children, 4 and 2. My daughter is still nursing. She has never been away from me. We are indeed a unit. My children have never been to daycare and have never had a babysitter. (Siri believes in “Attachment Parenting” [AP] -- ed.)

Idaho law provides that " a mother nursing her child shall have jury service postponed until she is no longer nursing the child." (Idaho Code, section 2‑209)

The jury commissioner had grudgingly postponed me from jury service and refused to postpone me any longer. On August 28, 1999 1 received a call from the jury commissioner. She said I had to give her a date within the next four months when my daughter would stop nursing and I could serve.  I explained, as I had explained our situation to her before, that I was not able to give her a date, but that I would be happy to serve when my children were not so dependent upon my care. She told me that that was unacceptable and assigned me a new jury service date for December. On December 9, 1999 at 8:00 a.m., I reported, with my children, to the jury commissioner's office.

 

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