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NY Mayor Shows Up for Jury Duty

Posted Aug 6, 2007 11:20 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed up for jury duty today and was being considered as a juror for an asbestos case.

Bloomberg, who was accompanied by security guards and press aides, appeared slightly bored, the Associated Press reports. He gave an autograph to a woman who requested it.

"It's always more interesting to be on a jury than to just sit there," he said. "You wish that we didn't need juries, that there was no crime and no civil suits, but the real world is people have to make decisions as to what's right and wrong."

Bloomberg’s predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, was foreman of a jury that found a landlord was not liable for injuries suffered by a tenant scalded in a hot shower.

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