Biden reports for jury duty
January 24th, 2011
11:52 AM ET

Biden reports for jury duty

WASHINGTON (CNN) - When Vice President Biden received his Summons for Jury Service in the mail, he could have tried to get excused citing undue hardship, extreme inconvenience or public necessity.  He didn't.  Biden is fulfilling his civic duty reporting for jury duty in Delaware today.

He arrived at the Superior Court of Delaware at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington Monday morning.  The vice president's office said he will participate in the standard jury selection process in his capacity as a private citizen.  There is no word yet on whether he'll be selected to sit in on a trial.

Jurors are not paid but if they serve more than one day in New Castle County, there is a reimbursement rate of $20 a day for expenses incurred, according to the Delaware State Courts Web site.


soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Jay in NC

    This sounds like a bad SNL skit. I feel sorry for the poor fool that is judged by this man. O'Biden will not be bipartisan or fair-minded.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jay, how in the world can you fix your fingers to type such a comment? The vice-president would absolutely do a better job at honest and truthful reasoning in the judgement of 'the poor fool'! I'm just glad you don't have the slightest chance of ending up on that same jury, because it would be 'hung' to high heaven, for weeks! All jurors would be ready to 'vote'! You'd sit up there and beat an explained, 'dead horse' to DEATH! 'The poor fool' would get tired of waiting! Let's start over! IT'S A MISSTRIAL!

    January 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
  3. Ray Davis - South Carolina

    And what do you think his trek to jury duty set the government back in travel and security costs!!!

    January 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  4. Renee

    Good Job.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Ray Davis – South Carolina; please don't start up on that. The man is obliged to go to jury duty like every other AMERICAN voter if called on; unless he's excused. Why can't you sarcastics stop being so petty? BTW, if it satisfies YOU, he probably caught the same train back home, to go to jury duty that he's always caught to and from work for the past 30 years! GEEEEZ!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:23 pm |