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a large concentration of jury trials and the related need for jurors over the
holiday season, Teton County’s District Court officials are sending a shout-out
of gratitude this Thanksgiving to the jury pool.
District Court had one jury trial that concluded Monday night with additional
trials to follow from just after Thanksgiving through January, according to
Clerk of District Court Anne Sutton and District Court Judge Timothy C. Day.
More than 150 community members are expected to appear for jury selection
between November and January.
especially grateful for our community this Thanksgiving and holiday season,”
said Clerk of District Court Anne Sutton. “As with any jury trial, we would
like to express our gratitude to the community members who are appearing and
serving, and to the employers and families who are accommodating their
duty isn’t always looked upon favorably in that it can take citizens away from
their jobs and daily lives for a few days. However, jurors perform a vital role
in the American justice system, Judge Day said.
in criminal cases where a person is accused or whether in civil cases where
parties need help finalizing a controversy, the duty to serve as jurors is
critical to protecting the constitutional right to a jury trial for all of us,”
Day said. “I deeply appreciate how seriously the citizens of Teton County honor
Sutton and all staff at the District Court, 9th Judicial District in
Teton County wish the community a happy Thanksgiving and peaceful holiday