Monday, July 27, 2015

Needlepoint Unwelcome for Jury Duty

Thanks to Jo Christensen who mentioned this on Facebook, I have a story that will amaze you from England.   (The needlework pictured appears to be cross stitch but that might be what she was working on when the photograph was taken.)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3174777/Former-aide-Charles-barred-taking-needlepoint-jury-service-case-uses-weapon.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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4 comments:

  1. Ms Marsh appears to be cross stitching "Too Pooped", which is based on a painting by Charles Wysocki. His work has been translated to many needlepoint and cross stitch kits....I have three of them.

    And, I was allowed to bring needlework and knitting to jury duty, but I could only work on my project in the waiting area. Once we were called into the courtroom, no cell phones, no newspapers, no books, no needlework, no knitting....in other words, full attention to the proceedings.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. I wondered what the procedure was other places. You aren't even allowed to take notes here in VA. I've never been on a jury but I've been called several times. Most people played with their smart phones while waiting. I read a book as if you are called to serve, they take away all your personal items and I didn't want to risk anything being lost.

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    2. I've never had to serve on a jury, but was dismissed during jury selection a couple of times. I've heard that if note taking is allowed, the notepads are provided by the court and collected at the end of the day and at the end of the trial. I like how my county handles jury service...you call in the night before and if your group number isn't on the recording, you're considered having served for another year.

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  2. Too ridiculous! I agree it's cross stitch, not that that matters. I hope I never get called!

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