Jury Duty No-Shows Will Have Some Explaining To Do In Front Of A Utah Judge

"Thirty-six Summit County residents soon will have to go before a judge and explain why they didn’t show up for jury duty.

Their absence left a jury pool too small to pick from and forced a mistrial last week in the case of three men who are accused of gang-raping a 9-year-old girl at a Uintah County home in 2016.

Now, Utah court officials say, the 36 no-shows are each being served an order-to-show-cause summons, meaning they’ll have to go before a 3rd District Court judge and explain why they didn’t report for jury duty as required by law."



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