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Question about jurors having hard time deciding Oregon V Oracle

Will it be hard for 12 people who are unable to get out
of jury duty to decide the case Oregon V Oracle a very
complex case about a health insurance exchange website
that is broken ?
It is very confusing. News reports on the Internet
claim Oregon is suing Oracle because the Oregon State Health
exchange does not work.
But Oracle also claims that Oregon failed to explain what
Oregon wanted and it was not clear what needed to be done.
Perhaps Oracle had good intentions at the beginning
but the healthcare website was far more difficult than anybody expected.
Oracle also has other contracts with other customers and it would
not be fair for Oregon to take all of Oracles resources and employees
away from Oracles other very important customers to try to refix
a healthcare website that is impossible to get working
with a reasonable number of workers.
..
This seems like a very difficult case for 12 people who are
unable to get out of jury duty to decide.
..
If all courts could convert to using an all volunteer jury system
volunteers will be more interested and pay more attention to
complex details of cases than draftees who do not even want to be there.
Thousands of court cases are very complex and could benefit
from voluntary jurors. Voluntary jurors who choose a starting
month and courthouse could still be selected at random for individual trials
that begin at that courthouse and time period so there is no
conflict of interest.
Abolishing the juror summons for people who do not want to serve
will eliminate a great annoyance for a lot of people.

as much as the next person 05.Sep.2014 11:23

fc

If the jurors are architects, designers, etc. who have ever had someone drop shitty specs into their lap and said, here, build this, then I'll tell you what I want.

Do you remember that stupid faucet TV ad a few years ago when the customers told the architect to design a house around the sink faucet they handed him? Well, when someone leaves it up to you to configure something around vague instructions, you can't blame them for not reading your mind.

I don't know if this is the case with O vs. O but I have a suspicion that it is.

On the other hand, anybody who has had to deal with Oracle's SR system and creating a trouble ticket can sympathize with a suit.

no way 06.Sep.2014 12:23

Clyde

"If all courts could convert to using an all volunteer jury system
volunteers will be more interested and pay more attention to
complex details of cases than draftees who do not even want to be there. "

That is a terrible idea for a few reasons.

1: Nobody is going to volunteer to sit for days or weeks on end to be a juror for a boring case (patent disputes, copyright, trademark litigation, etc)

2: The people who would take the time to volunteer for possibly weeks on end would not be a good and random representation of the public. You'd get a lot of people who are obsessive about certain kinds of law, and that would skew the outcomes in one direction or the other.

Nobody likes jury duty, but the system works for the most part.

Clyde 06.Sep.2014 13:49

fc

correct, not to mention there would be two types of people who show up.

(A) Senior Citizens who are retired, and bored and want something to do.

(B) People with an axe to grind. the KKK, NRA, New Black Panthers, AFL-CIO, etc. could pack the jury pool if it wished. Is this what would be meant by
being judged by a jury of your peers? How opened minded would they be? I think we know the answer.