Nevada chief justice is chosen as juror in criminal case

Nevada Chief Justice Mark Gibbons will be serving the legal system in another capacity this week.

Gibbons was chosen as a juror on Monday in the criminal trial of a man accused of waving a gun at employees of the Olive Garden in Carson City, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Patrons told police the man threatened the restaurant manager and chef, and made threats about food and service, according to previous coverage by CarsonNow.org and the Record-Courier.

As a juror, Gibbons had to go through the courthouse metal detector. He said he has been a trial judge, but he never sat on a jury. “I’m being a good citizen,” he told the Review-Journal, “and I wish everyone would be too when they get the jury summons.”

Gibbons told the newspaper he will work evenings to keep up with judicial duties.

Hat tip to How Appealing.

Updated at 10:15 a.m. to add coverage of the alleged Olive Garden incident.

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