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Some suggestions for solving jury duty summons problems | Chuck Wright


Last updated 9/8/2022 at 6:27pm

People not responding to a jury duty summons are part of another major problem for our justice system. But there may be some simple solutions we can use to correct this problem.

Both Marysville and Edmonds’ municipal courts are reporting they are having a major problem in fulfilling our Sixth Amendment guarantee to a “speedy and public trial in front of a jury of peers.

The problem is not that the courts are not sending citizens a jury summons. Rather, it is getting the people to respond to those summonses.

Court administers have brought their concerns that about only 20% of court sum...

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