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Lawyer Jailed After Protesting Jury Service in Email to Judge

Judge Lopez holds her in contempt, jails and fines her $500 for jeopardizing civil trial

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An Atlanta in-house lawyer spent a night in jail after she improperly contacted a DeKalb County judge by email, saying that she would "blame the plaintiff" in a trial for which she had been selected as a juror because she'd have to work nights and weekends to attend to her own client.

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