New Wrinkle On Avoiding Jury Duty
In no uncertain terms, a Montana man tells judge why he won't serve
APRIL 30--There are probably better ways to avoid jury duty than the approach recently taken by a Montana man.
After Erik Slye, 36, received a jury notice earlier this year, he filed a notarized affidavit seeking to be excused from serving on a District Court panel in Gallatin County. Slye's caustic affidavit, which he prepared with help from his wife Jennifer, can be found here.
The document, of course, did not sit well with court officials and led a judge to threaten to jail Slye. But after being summoned to court, Slye apologized for the affidavit and avoided being cited on a criminal failure to appear rap. And he also was excused from serving on a jury. (1 page)