A short story explaining the easiest way to get out of having to “serve” as a juror in your own state, in any US court.
I play water polo with a club team and last week while we were in the locker room getting ready to jump in the pool, a fellow teammate was complaining that he was going to miss the next practice because he was chosen to serve on a jury for an upcoming trial. He was only being paid $15 per day versus the $250 per day his normal earnings yielded so he was not a happy camper. I told him that I know an easy way to get out of jury duty every single time and of course, everyone in the locker room wanted to know, including one of my attorney friends that happened to be there as well. So I continued, “the first thing you need to do is to look up online for your own state’s requirements to be a qualified juror. In California, the very first requirement is to be “A domiciliary of the State of California.” Then you must understand what that means…so I asked them all if they knew. Well no one spoke up including the attorney, but they were all listening. I said, “a domiciliary of the State of California is an individual that resides in the State of California.” So then I asked, do you reside in the state of California?Â He said I think so but then he did not know how to prove it to himself. So I explained to him that first of all one must know WHERE the State of California (SOC) is located. Now most people believe that the SOC is a geographic region, right? Well, it’s not and upon close inspection of the Organic Laws of the USA and the State of California Constitution, one arrives at the correct answer. I gave them a hint; I told them in Article III Section I of the California Constitution is the following sentence: “The State of California is an inseparable part of the United States of America, and the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land.” The “land” being referred to is federal territory so the State of California is the land owned by and under the exclusive legislated jurisdiction of the United States of America. (And does not include land not owned by the USA, which is probably where most readers live.) So now I asked, “do any of you have a permanent residence on or in federal territory i.e. a state park or military base?”, Of course, every single one of them said they have never resided on federal land because no one is allowed to be domiciled on federal land, except for a park ranger or two, and they are federal employees that are required to reside there for employment purposes only.
So then, the question of the juror dilemma is easily answered by disqualifying oneself from jury duty based on facts of law. (Therefore you do not qualify and are in fact legally bared) You can’t possibly be a domiciliary of the State of California or a citizen of the United States because you do not reside in either one of those places. The Articles of Confederation, November 15, 1777 provide the necessary alternative to being a U.S. citizen:
Article IV. “The better to secure and perpetuate mutual friendship and intercourse among the people of the different states in this union, the free inhabitants of each of these states, paupers, vagabonds and fugitives from Justice excepted, shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of free citizens in the several states; and the people of each state shall have free ingress and regress to and from any other state, and shall enjoy therein all the privileges of trade and commerce, subject to the same duties, impositions and restrictions as the inhabitants thereof respectively, provided that such restriction shall not extend so far as to prevent the removal of property imported into any state, to any other state of which the Owner is an inhabitant; provided also that no imposition, duties or restriction shall be laid by any state, on the property of the united states, or either of them.
I almost forgot to mention that my water polo buddy showed up Friday for practice because he had successfully disqualified himself from jury duty. Bingo! Thanks for reading.
Moral of this story: Knowing the truth about yourself is very important.Doug Herich (Close friend of Paul John Hansen, meet vi EDRIVERA.COM)
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By the way, I forgot to mention that my water polo buddy showed up Friday for practice because he had successfully disqualified himself from jury duty. Bingo! Thanks for reading.
I fully understand what you wrote here. However, those that have signed under penalty of perjury that the are a citizen of the United States and serve on a jury will be trying someone for some crime, real or imagined, by the State of California. How can they be peers of one that determines that they are not a citizen of the State of California. How can a jury of courts of Federal territories try a freeman or woman of the united States of America?
US citizens are to be of the jury for US citizens in US courts, Free Inhabitants are to have free inhabitants as their triers of facts in English common law courts.
Great post. I’ve had similar results in a different way. Regarding jury duty I sent a certified letter to the jury folks accepting jury duty upon the condition that they compensate me for all expenses including loss of wages, income opportunities and travel and take financial responsibility for any accidents or losses resulting from this “service.” Also I require proof of compliance with oath of office requirements under article XX, Section 3 (oath of office Cal const) for the recipient and anyone involved in my court “service” or accept liability for breach of oath and fraud. Then I give them 30 days to respond after which their refusal to respond STANDS irrefutable admission in any court of their fraud and the legal absence of any responsibility to participate. After thirty days I send a very polite (certified) letter acknowledging their acceptance through tacit procuration and a sincere request to contact me in writing if they have any questions. Done! It’s worked several times and will work every time. One friend received a notice from Placer County court that they were considering his jury duty as having been “served.” Interesting, ey? Rickity
Do you have A COMMON LAW JURY POOL IN THE VIRGINIA STATE ?
I/we have none anywhere, we need to get them started. Do not need a pool, only need to know we can call one. All one needs is a mountain top and shout; “who wishes to be on a peoples jury.”
Interesting technicality. However, wouldn’t it be of much more value to our fellow “citizens”, our communities, states, and nation to teach people about Jury Veto or “Jury Nullifitaction” ? (If you’re not familiar, see: http://www.fija.org) It’s definitely more fun, and easier to understand ! If you want to keep with the negative theme, you could offer people “How to Get out of Jury Duty Without Really Trying” – as in just tell the judge, and your fellow prospective jury-pool members that you are committed to the independence and supremacy of the jury’s rights to judge both law and fact, to nullify bad laws and mis-prosecution – that you will vote your conscience and not abide by the court’s restricted jury instructions…
Jury nullification, is plan “B”, the first is to keep from going in at all, or ever again, and gets you of the jury Wheel / Pool list.
A free inhabitant can chose to be a jury (US subject) for a time, when doing he is subject to their written law, unless the trial takes place on land not owned by the USA, then it is possible common law can always intervene. Proprietary right can not be waived, but privilege can be allowed (freedom to contract).
John Paul, Thanks for article and lighting a fire for an idea. Jurors are statutory, in the U.S. courts. They attest they reside within districts on their qualification voucher, but “areas” shown at the sign inside the court are signs hiding their residence to “protect them” the commish says they live in the “area of the district”, pure b.s. No such juror is anything but a rubber stamp. They don’t have a clue that a jury should hear both the law and the facts, not just the facts as with statutory juries. Should live in district previously ascertained. S.J.’s are age 18= US citizen age, Common Law jurors= age 21. NO professional judge is needed with a C.L. jury, they just summons themselves from the countryside when an issue arises to hear evidence supporting an indictment, then appoint among themselves who will adjudicate, and commence to hear the evidence and facts. They already know the law of right and wrong, in their hearts and consciences. Yeah, we need common Law jurors all over the countryside. They could at least hear matters brought before them and issue their opinions, publish them, educate everyone on the debased system in place now, etc. Keep me posted. I formed a group of free inhabitants locally who meet monthly and attend each others S.C. hearings and bounce ideas to support each other. About a year ago they watched me get a traffic ticket dismissed by admitting the oath of the officer oath of office into evidence, oath was to support and defend.. you guessed it, the “Con of the U.S.”.. Judge saw where I was going with my examination of witness (cop) and folded the tent on the proceeding, dismissed case. Our local free inhabitants enjoyed the show and learned a few things. If a jury pool of free inhabitants can be assembled, focus on very basic functions for the first year will allow them to learn what functions can be effective, then grow from there. Joel
Joel, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, we/I am aggressively calling together English common law proceedings.
If we work together we will have a fine court process. I am in contact with others that have assembled common law, had court, got judgment, got Sheriff to execute. Pretty Cool. A Sheriff is to aid in common law adjudications.
I left you phone number on answering machine, give me a call.
I would like more details about the seized homes, their sale, why someone went to jail, etc.
If I’ve rescheduled the summons date have I consented? Having signed the postcard does that mean I’ve contracted with them or am I not contractually obligated until I attend the summons and sign the form they present at that time?
>> NO, but you must challenge, not motion, for the plaintiff to prove up all elements of jurisdiction, especially territorial.