Unexpected moments in jury duty

“It must be extremely rare… for a judge to be summoned for jury duty in a case over which he or she will be presiding. But that happened in the UK not long ago— and the judge then had trouble getting out of it.” [Kevin Underhill, Lowering the Bar]

2 Comments

  • Too bad it wasn’t a capital case. Then he could have gone for the “judge, jury, and executioner” trifecta!

  • Yeah, it was a bureaucratic mistake, compounded by a less-than-alert clerk.

    But wouldn’t both barristers object vehemently enough either to get the judge booted off the jury, or off that particular case?