December 1, 2005

Jury instruction...

I was in a criminal courtroom today, filling out a jury questionnaire. (I have to go back next week for the actual selection. I bet nobody will want a wise-ass like me on their jury, but we'll see.)

What I found very charming was the Clerk, a dignified Filipino-American gentleman. As I was scribbling I could hear him talking to those people who were requesting to be excused. One of the possible excuses is insufficient command of English. And so every now and then I would hear him say, warmly and commandingly, "You mus learn English! You learn English, you come back in one year, you sit in that red seat. Is very good seat."

Posted by John Weidner at December 1, 2005 3:51 PM
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