1. Chapter 8 revisits Judge Young’s remarks. The full text of this speech is available online at http://www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/JN/jnnews01.nsf /8c9fl3012b96736985256aa900624829/5d3dle61610d7e5c8525731500519 20d.
2. Posted online December 14, 2005, at the blog “Sanguinary Blue” (http://sanguinaryblue.blogspot.com/2005/12/civic-responsibility.html).
3. The absence of comprehensive, national jury service reporting requirements makes more precise figures impossible. The first figure comes from the 2006 Annenberg Public Policy Center Survey on the Judiciary (http:// www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/Downloads/Releases/Release_ Courts20060928/Courts_Release_20060928.pdf). The second comes from a survey by the National Center for State Courts (Mize, Hannaford-Agor, and Waters 2007, p. 10). These numbers are slightly higher than the 2008 national Harris Poll on the jury (http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_ poll/index.asp?PID=861), which found that 24 percent of respondents had sat on a jury.
4. More favorable recent portrayals exist, such as the Russian film 12 (directed by Nikita Mikhalkov) and the BBC mini-series The Jury shown on Masterpiece Theater (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/jury).
5. The juror stories that do get told often represent exceptional cases, such as the juror who sat on a child murder trial, then afterward painted a portrait of the child “in happier times” as a gift to the child’s grieving grandparents (Welborn 2009). Many other tales appear in the “Deliberations” blog that was maintained by trial lawyer Anne Reed (http://jurylaw.typepad.com/ deliberations).