New Missouri Law Leaves Few Excuses for Avoiding Jury Duty

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If you claim you can't serve jury duty because of a physical or financial hardship, bring a doctor's note or a state or federal income tax return - or the request to be excused is likely to be refused, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And those personal documents may sit forever, supposedly under seal, in a vault or storage room or closet at the nearest courthouse. The new provisions are contained in legislation aimed at perceived jury . . .

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