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Louisiana

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

Juror Qualification Questionnaire,
15. (4) “Grounds for Requesting Excuse”
As of April 6, 2003

“(4) “A person having active care and custody of a child or children under 10 years of age whose health or safety would be jeopardized by your absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of an aged or infirm person.”

Louisiana

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Jury Plan for the selection of Grand and Petit Jurors
8. (1) Excuses on Individual Requests
Revised May 5, 1998

(1) “Persons having active care and custody of a child or children under 10 years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of an aged or infirm person.”
 

Louisiana

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Plan for random selection of Grand and Petit Jurors pursuant to the jury selection and service act of 1968
Excuses on Individual Requests (2)
Amended October 2, 1996

(2) “Persons having active care and custody of a child or children under 10 years of age whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by their absence for jury service; or a person who is essential to the care of aged or infirm person.”

 

Maine

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FEDERAL
United States District Court, District of Maine
The Jury Selection...for the District of Maine...and Judge Hornby’s practices in impaneling a Jury
B. The Qualified Jury List;
Excused from Jury Service (3)
As of April 17, 2003

(3) “The following persons...may request to be excused (from jury duty) in the discretion of the Court or the Clerk: persons who care for a child or children under age of ten whose health or safety would be jeopardized by that person’s absence for jury service; persons essential to the care of aged or infirm persons…”
 

Maine



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Pending legislation!

LD 74 - An Act To Exempt Certain Parents and Caretakers from Jury Duty, Sponsored by Representative Mark Bryant
2007 Session
 

 

 

Sec. 1. 14 MRSA §1211, as amended by PL 2005, c. 60, §1, is repealed and the following enacted in its place: § 1211. Disqualifications and exemptions from jury service
2. Exemption. The following persons are exempt from serving as jurors:...
H. A mother who is breast-feeding a child;
I. A parent of a child who has not attained 10 years of age if the court determines that service of the parent as a juror would jeopardize the safety of the child; and
J. A caretaker of an elderly or disabled person if that person requires full-time attention from the caretaker.

         

 

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