“I Pledge To Faithfully Excute the Duties Of Federal Juror”

The jury questionnaire asked juror number 142 to list previously held jobs. He filled in President of the United States. “Although it was not mentioned in court, it was clear that the prospective juror’s name was Bill Clinton.” And from there the comedic tale ensued. Apparently the fact that he was investigated about the pardon of Marc Rich is reason alone to release President Clinton from service as a juror in a federal trial, but it wasn’t automatic. And the fact that juror number 142 has around the clock Secret Service protection isn’t necessarily reason to disqualify him either. I find it nice though, that Clinton showed up, didn’t weasel out of it early and was ready, willing and eager to participate in the trial.