Good luck with that, Patti. Don't let them bully you. (I've had at least one judge question the importance of my work, when the work of twenty other people depends directly on mine...and that of hundreds is affected by it.)And my added thanks for suggesting the challenge today. A fine, grim bunch indeed!
They usually bounce me when they find out I have a son who's a prosecutor. Usually I am miffed at this but right now, I'll take it.
Being the nephew of a murdered cop, the grandson of a murdered miner, and unwilling to give the death penalty tends to rule me out of all the cases I've been potentially empaneled for, as well.
Though that the prosecutors are allowed to ask about the last seems rather deck-stacking.
Todd,I used to think the same thing, but was told the issue is more to do with a fear someone who is staunchly against the death penalty may choose to let a guilty man walk rather than take the chance on the death sentence.
Still, seems rather presumptuous. The courts want docile juries.
I hope no one thinks it too incorrect if I say, Congratulations...for me, at least, there are much more rewarding ways of serving the community.
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