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Judge Reports for Jury Duty, Watches Own Training Video Unrecognized, Keeps Lunch Ticket as Souvenir


A Pennsylvania judge had a memorable day Thursday at the county courthouse, as she answered a personal jury summons and reported for duty.

Cambria County Judge Linda Fleming made it onto a 36-member panel, but was struck by one of the lawyers in the criminal case, reports the Tribune Democrat. Meanwhile, she watched a training video in which she herself was a featured speaker, along with four other judges, but said the woman who next to her didn’t recognize her.

“I could have been excused, but my job is no more important than anybody’s else’s,” said Fleming. “I don’t let anybody out of jury duty, and you got to do what you ask others to do.”

She waived the $9 daily pay, but kept the voucher, which is intended to be used as a lunch ticket, as a souvenir, the newspaper reports.

The judge said she would have liked to be selected, and get a chance to see from the inside how a jury deliberates, reports WJAC.

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