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Judge Orders Jury Duty Slacker to Carry Sign in Front of Courthouse

Posted Jan 24, 2012 5:51 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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An unemployed man admittedly wasn't paying attention when an Indiana judge last month told a pool of potential jurors that they had to return to Lake County Superior Court after lunch.

Now the unidentified 22-year-old has been ordered to spend two days carrying a sign back and forth in front of the courthouse that reads "I failed to appear for jury duty," reports the Post-Tribune.

Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. told the man he is "the very person who should be on a jury. You’ve got nothing else to do.”

It isn't the first time the judge has used this remedy on recalcitrant citizens, as an earlier ABAJournal.com post details:

Ind. Judge Gives No-Show Juror a Sign, Literally

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