Letters to the Editor

Give someone else a turn on jury

Is there any way to stop being called for jury duty? My husband and I get a jury notice to appear every two years for the last 30 years. It's hard to believe, since Modesto has grown to the size it has, that we would need to still be called for jury duty. I'm sure there are a lot of new Modestans who would love to do their civic duty, but if the same people keep being called, you're not giving them a chance.

I have talked to many people who have lived here all their lives and have never been called for jury duty; how can that be? Please help us find a way to remove ourselves and let others have a chance to sit on a trial jury. What would the odds be that we would randomly be called every two years?