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11-Year-Old Summoned For Jury Duty

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Ever tried this excuse to get out of jury duty?

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LUKE FOX: I'm 11 years old.

GREENE: Thing is, Luke Fox really is only 11, and yet, a jury summons was addressed to him at his home in Pennsylvania. He told KYW in Philadelphia that he'd serve. He knows what a jury does.

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LUKE: They sit during the court case, and they listen to both sides of the story. Then, they go into the back room and discuss it and take a vote.

GREENE: The county said this was a glitch and that Luke does qualify for an exemption. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


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