Using a Talking Stick Is More Than Speaking Uninterrupted

The first time I served on a jury, the judge announced that I would be its foreperson. I had no idea why I’d been chosen and wondered if it was a random selection like the ball that pops out from a lottery machine or if it had anything to do with the details I furnished on the juror questionnaire. After two full days of hearing testimony and a third deliberating, we pronounced our verdict, ...Read More