KKK Leader Excused from Jury Duty; Threatened to Appear in Full Klan Uniform

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Lawyers, even judges regularly serve on jury duty when called these days. But at least one ironclad excuse apparently can apparently still be offered:

When Railton Loy called an Indiana judge’s chambers to point that he is Imperial Wizard of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and could only be fair to white defendants, he was told he didn’t have to appear for jury service in St. Joseph County after all, reports the South Bend Tribune.

“I’m not requiring him to be here,” Judge Roland Chamblee Jr. tells the newspaper. “I saw no reason to subject the criminal justice system to Mr. Loy as a juror.”

If he hadn’t been excused, Loy says, he intended to wear his full KKK uniform in an effort to get excused from the pool of potential jurors.

Related earlier material:

Anti-Defamation League (2001): “Klan Leader Sentenced in Harassment Case”

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