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No exceptions on jury duty in D.C.

Washington Post editors

Even the wife of the nation's top law enforcer has to report to jury duty.

Seen in the halls of D. C. Superior Court earlier today was Sharon Malone, the wife of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Malone, a successful Washington obstetrician and gynecologist, was watched closely by a female security officer as she waited for her jury panel to be interviewed by a judge and attorneys for an upcoming trial.

"I'm doing my civic duty," Malone said, flashing her well-known smile.

-- Keith L. Alexander

By Washington Post editors  |  September 2, 2010; 2:27 PM ET
Categories:  Celebrities , From the Courthouse , Keith L. Alexander  
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"The wife of the U.S. Attorney General was watched closely by a female security officer as she waited for her jury panel to be interviewed by a judge..."

If she needs a security officer in a courtroom in a secure building then she can not possiblely be allowed to be on a jury. What happens if she is on a jury and must participate in jury deliberations? Will her security officer be allowed in the jury room? No defense attorney or prosecutor would ever put her on a jury. Can you imagine Michelle Obama on a jury? Why not? There is no law or ruling that I know of that would prevent the Fisrt Lady from serving on a jury.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | September 2, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

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