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Report for jury duty or face contempt, fi ne

Dear editor, Disappointingly, I must address the community regarding jury duty. We have had a rash of low turnout to our jury calls of late, and last week I had to declare a mistrial due to a lack of qualified panelists from which to seat a jury. Not only was it ultimately a lost workday for the court staff and all involved in putting on the trial, but also for the responsible panelists who did show up to do their duty.


Rockdale Reporter

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Rockdale, TX 76567