Exposure in the Court: a Lesson in Empathy

One after another, the potential jurors were “thanked and excused.”  For two long days, the proceedings plodded along.  Had the lawyers not finally agreed on the people sitting in the jury in the box, I’d have been in there next.

Last week, I came tantalizingly close to serving on the jury for a DUI (driving under the influence) trial.  As always, jury duty gave me an intimate—and for the most part, edifying—glimpse inside our justice system. [Read more…]