Imagine what went through the mind of the judge in the Shawnee County Courthouse on Tuesday when Lawton Nuss, a distinguished-looking man in his mid-60s., sat in a juror’s chair.
“That guy looks familiar.… Sort of looks like Ken down the street.… Grocery manager at the store? No. … Oh, wait.…”
The chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court showed up for jury duty Tuesday in Topeka.
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Nuss tweeted a photo Tuesday of him with jury coordinator Carol Bausch: “My jury duty today (at the Shawnee County Courthouse) is one I proudly share with all Kansas adults. Justice in KS.”
Nuss said he didn’t have to serve because the defendant pleaded guilty after jury orientation was completed. That’s too bad. If ever there was an obvious foreman for a jury.…