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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:35 PM
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How do they decide who the jury foreman is?
Academic's mom got selected to be on a jury.

Thanks! :hi:
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Nevilledog Donating Member (902 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:40 PM
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1. It's left up to the jurors to decide how they want to pick a foreperson.
I've seen everything from simple votes, secret ballots to the funniest one I had where my jury was 11 men and 1 woman. I was surprised to see the woman was the foreperson (not because she was a woman, but because she was a very quiet, timid person). After the verdict I asked one of the guys how they picked her to be the foreperson and he told me that she was the first one that got up to go to the bathroom after they retired to deliberate....LOL
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:46 PM
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4. Yup. The Jurors choose.
When I sat on a jury, we picked the one guy who'd done it before. I wasn't in the running, being an alternate.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:45 PM
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2. The person who most resembles a b list actor to play them in the movie.
Duh. :P
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:46 PM
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3. Family Foreman
Isnt that a new reality show?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:56 PM
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5. Feats of strength, just like Festivus.
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