Tom Price in Jury Duty?

From the tip line:

Tom Price is in town to do some campaigning for his election. He received a jury duty notice. Being a conservative Republican congressman, he always gets struck from the pool. After he said that he needed to be excused to campaign, neither side challenged him. He is now on a murder jury and doesn’t know how long the trial will take.

[UPDATE by Erick:] I have confirmed with parties present at jury selection that Price did not say he needed to campaign.

9 comments

  1. John Konop says:

    This is very strange. In jury trial do they not restrict you on what you can read and watch? And how can a Congressman function if he or she cannot watch or read the news? I am not a lawyer but this would be interested how all of this works via the law. And does not the public have the right to hear from a Congressmen up for re-election?

  2. Burdell says:

    “he said that he needed to be excused to campaign”

    I’m glad to see his priorities are straight when it comes to civic duty.

  3. Trevor Southerland says:

    A Congressman is nothing but an ordinary citizen and subject to the laws and rules of being a citizen of this great nation.

  4. Bill Simon says:

    John,

    You said this: “In jury trial do they not restrict you on what you can read and watch?”

    Clearly you watch too much TV. Not ALL juries are murder trials. AND, not all murder trials restrict the juries from “reading the paper”, etc.

    What they DO restrict you from doing is talking about the case to anyone during the trial.

    How long have you lived in Cherokee County? YOU should be called to serve…and soon… 🙂

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