Monday, February 15, 2010

A government and its subjects

If you are an American citizen, you probably have had to waste a lot of time shuffling around courthouses waiting for the lawyers to decide if you are suitable for jury duty.  In LA, that is changing slightly, as the Los Angeles Times reports:
With shrinking budgets, courts are under pressure to do more with less. Los Angeles County courthouses were summoning 55,000 people a week, at $15 a day each, until the economic crisis imposed more belt-tightening. The county is now making do with 45,000 summonses a week
Imagine how much more considerate of citizens the government would become if it had to obey the rules that apply to businesses and pay the prospective jurors the legal minimum wage.

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