Does a breastfeeding mother have the right to bring her baby to jury duty?
If not, then its a reason to be excused...
Babies aren't allowed in courtrooms
then take her off the jury
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.
She would likely be excused
Yes. Why not make everyone feel uncomfortable?
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
excused from jury duty (whether she wanted badly to serve or not). She should not be cited or fined.
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.
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.
she couldnt fine a babysitter. she tried. either relieve her of duties or don't argue about her bringing her infant.
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.
stay at home mom?
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.
...there are tons of reasons that the father couldn't do it. not able to get work off, split (pays child support), etc
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.
you don't know their financial situation for babysitting/day care. neighbors may work. that simple.
I was actually about to ask this same question