• May 7, 2009

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric J. Magnuson has proclaimed May 4-8 Juror Appreciation Week. The Judicial Branch will use this occasion to express appreciation for those Minnesotans who have answered the call to jury service. Granted, our court system relies on the significant commitment, dedication, and sacrifice of those who serve on juries but aren’t the courts’ emphatic expressions of gratitude to jurors before, during, and after trials, and the fawning over juries by trial lawyers on top of that enough? And isn’t it a legal obligation anyhow? Maybe we need taxpayer appreciation week too?

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