#2 Son's experience when he answered a summons for jury duty:
He arrived on time and sat in the pool area waiting to see if he'd be called and in the early afternoon he was ushered into a courtroom with a number of other potential jurors. The defendant and his lawyers were present along with the prosecuting team. The judge explained it was a drug (heroin) trafficking case. More than 1 gram but less than 15 grams. The judge began calling up people one by one to ask them questions. Questions such as "Do you have a bias against lawyers or police which would prevent you from being an unbiased juror?" Those the judge deemed not juror material were thanked for their time and dismissed.
When my son's turn came he expressed he did not feel he could be unbiased since he believes laws concerning substances are absurd and did not feel comfortable helping to determine the course of another person's life based on these capricious and absurd laws. My son said the judge became visibly upset and began to ask other questions which he immediately had stricken from the record. The judge told my son, "You seem like an intelligent person. I don't understand your problem." After some time spent trying to convince my son to change his mind and agree to be an "unbiased" participant the judge instructed him to go sit in the back of the court room until the proceedings were finished.
He was then released without a thanks for your time.