CRANDON - It's a call of duty many of us might want to wiggle out of - but Forest County court officials want you to know they appreciate jury service.
September is Juror Appreciation Month.
Forest County showed their appreciation with a float in Friday's Brush Run Parade in Crandon.
"A lot of people suffered so we can enjoy the rights that we have in this country. One of the cornerstones of those rights, or a fundamental right, is the right to have a jury trial," said Leon Stenz, a Forest County judge. "Without the citizens who are willing to put their lives on hold and come serve as jurors, the system just wouldn't work."
Forest County calls an average of 560 jurors every year, but only about six cases end up going to jury trial.
In November 2006, nearly 60 percent of Wisconsin voters supported an amendment banning gay marriage.
Before Wisconsin lawmakers could consider a bill to allow gay marriage, voters would have to pass an amendment undoing the 2006 amendment language. But before that the Legislature would have to pass the amendment in two consecutive sessions.
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