Georgia Chief Justice Gets Summoned For Jury Duty

Jury duty happens to the best of us…even if you’re chief justice of Georgia’s highest court.  Chief Justice P. Harris Hines was summoned for jury duty in Cobb County this week.  He wasn’t upset about being called for jury duty either and took it with a matter of pride.  From The Daily Report:

He did send a note, shared by the high court’s public information officer, Jane Hansen.

“As citizens, each of us has a duty—and the privilege—to serve as jurors when called. I’m no different than anyone else,” Hines said in the note.

Chief Justice Hines has not been selected for a jury yet, but he has not been dismissed from his duty so far.

On a related note, our publisher Charlie Harper was also summoned for jury duty in Cobb County this week.  I have my suspicion on if the Chief Justice was summoned in order to keep an eye on him.

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I just had a conversation about jury duty with a colleague of mine. We both live in Cobb. She has been called THREE times in the last four years. She hates jury duty. I have NEVER been called. I am chomping at the bit to do it!

What does a girl have to do to be called to serve Cobb County?!


I feel your pain Lea. I got summoned three times in Fulton County while I was in college out of state and couldn’t do it. Haven’t been called since.