PROVIDENCE- In late March routine jury selection was on going. Lawyers asking questions looking for disqualifying attributes. Typically characteristics such as relation to the defendant or being on the same softball team as the victim. This time however, things were different.
Frank Chapman was disqualified from a jury due to his continued use of a Windows Phone. The lawyers on both sides were confused and a little horrified at this revelation. When asked to defend his usage of a dead platform Frank claimed Windows Phone was easier to use and “did everything he needed it to.”
While typically a potential juror’s phone choice is not relevant to their ability to serve on the jury this case was different. Jurors must be able to exercise good judgement and consider the testimony to make a decision. In this Frank’s insistence to use Windows Phone highlighted his inability to make sound judgement and so he was passed over and it was recommended he not serve on any juries until his behavior changes.
I work as an engineer in Milwaukee. Currently I work on a few different UWP apps primarily Ink Calendar.