That time I tried to get out of jury duty but failed and then invited the judge on the radio to talk about it

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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"Now, Jurymen, hear my advice."

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I tried.

Oh, how I tried to get out of jury duty.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Edward Burr was having none of it.

So I served.

And it was inspiring.

But after the trial ended, I had the last laugh: I, um, summoned the judge to be a guest on my radio show later in that month of February 1996.

Listen to learn why I recommend people who have a chance to serve on a jury do whatever they can to make it happen.

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