With many citizens not appearing for jury service in many areas, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamp next year on jury duty. The service says that, “By showing a diverse group of twelve representative jurors in silhouette, art director Carl T. Herrman and stamp designer Lance Hidy emphasize that under the U.S. Constitution, the American jury system guarantees citizens the right to a trial by a jury of their peers.”
The postal service notes that writers have capitalized on the drama of the jury system in a variety of creative works such as To Kill a Mockingbird and Twelve Angry Men. “Jury service remains a vital facet of American democracy,” it says.