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goalie31 October 22nd, 2013 2:06am

Does a breastfeeding mother have the right to bring her baby to jury duty?

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robbyjr04
10/22/13 4:20 am

If not, then its a reason to be excused...

megomez712 Vagabond
10/21/13 8:59 pm

Babies aren't allowed in courtrooms

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megomez712 Vagabond
10/22/13 4:03 am

It doesn't work like that. I have a jury summons as we speak. I have a month to figure out child care if need be. I'm sure they would dismiss her but she had no business being a baby in a courtroom.

Torfin Never Behind
10/21/13 8:23 pm

She would likely be excused

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cowboy Doors of Perception
10/21/13 8:21 pm

Yes. Why not make everyone feel uncomfortable?

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susanr Colorado
10/21/13 7:57 pm

I don't think a baby should be in the jury box, because I think the jurors' attention should not be distracted AT ALL from what they are watching and listening to, and that seems inevitable with an infant present. I think she should have been

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susanr Colorado
10/21/13 7:57 pm

excused from jury duty (whether she wanted badly to serve or not). She should not be cited or fined.

1txteacher Dickinson Gator Swamp
10/21/13 7:46 pm

In Texas she would just have to check the box for child under 12 and mail it back and she does not have to go.

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wookiecookie
10/21/13 7:17 pm

I'm all for breast feeding, but I don't think a baby has any place in a courtroom. There are such things as milk storage containers and baby sitters.

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/21/13 7:19 pm

she couldnt fine a babysitter. she tried. either relieve her of duties or don't argue about her bringing her infant.

wookiecookie
10/21/13 7:22 pm

Lol sounds like she failed miserably at trying to get out of jury duty. Does she bring the baby to work with her as well as the article stated that she had yet to expose her child to a bottle.

wookiecookie
10/21/13 7:27 pm

So dad or whoever supports her financially couldn't spare a few hours watching the baby so she could go stand in a jury? You bring that paper into work and there's no questions asked. I'm not buying it.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/21/13 7:35 pm

...there are tons of reasons that the father couldn't do it. not able to get work off, split (pays child support), etc

wookiecookie
10/21/13 7:40 pm

So you honestly believe that no neighbor, no family member, no friend, no church organization, no day care could watch this child for a few hours.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/21/13 8:11 pm

you don't know their financial situation for babysitting/day care. neighbors may work. that simple.

tash97 viva la vida
10/21/13 7:15 pm

I was actually about to ask this same question