Tomorrow morning I report to the New York County Supreme Court in downtown Manhattan for grand jury service. Unlike with regular juries, there is no voir dire process and there appears to be little chance I’ll be dismissed for being self-employed, a social justice activist, a journalist with a long history of being critical of the police, or a hologram.
However exactly like with regular juries, I’m told there will be periods of downtime and allegedly the courthouse wi-fi is decent. I will do my best to keep things flowing on this here website thingy, but obviously posting will be sporadic and I won’t be able to react immediately to breaking stories.
There’s no way to know in advance how long they’ll want me, but I’m told that two weeks is the absolute minimum. Feel free to weigh in below with your own experiences.