Student brought to court in chains for shirking jury duty
According to a Chronicle story by Mary Flood, a Lone Star College-CyFair freshman missed class Tuesday when a federal judge decided to teach her a civics lesson by ordering federal marshals to haul her in chains from school to court to explain why she shirked jury duty.
The student is 19-year-old Kelsey Gloston. The judge who ordered the action, U.S. District Judge David Hittner, had some stern words for the Gloston. From the article:
The judge was incensed that the teen had hung up on jury clerks calling to get her to the courthouse.
You in effect went right at the jury folks and said you'd have nothing to do with it," Hittner said sternly. I'm going to hear exactly what your problem is with jury duty and what your problem is with how our country operates."
Hittner has ordered Gloston to explain herself, with a lawyer at her side, at a hearing on Thursday.
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