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Jury Duty Scheduled, but Courts Were Closed Yesterday

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People are annoyed with Jury Duty enough. Apparently, the message that the courts were closed for a budget-saving furlough day didn't make it to all the jurors, according to the Daily Breeze: "Some people complained that they were not told that Wednesday was a furlough day. Even those who had been asked to do their civic duty." Add to that those who traveled from afar to the courts. A man who drove out from Arizona was turned away and he was not sure if staying Los Angeles an extra day was a possibility. In fact, the word on the newswires about yesterday's furlough really didn't get out until early Wednesday morning. It almost seems the courts were as caught off guard as the people it serves. Although furlough days are scheduled for every third Wednesday of the month, there is no obvious indication of that on their webpage. Talk about a major fail in basic public information.