Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all of the time.
The most informed juror
New Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan found herself among fellow Washington residents on Thursday - waiting at D.C. Superior Court after receiving a jury summons.
"Sporting dark trousers and a checkered patterned sweater jacket, she sat quietly, reading through what appeared to be a legal brief and making handwritten notes in the margin," ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports.
Can you imagine how that would affect the other jurorists?
Ya think she is up to it?
How would you like to be the judge in a trial with a Supreme Court Justice in the jury box? "I will now instruct the jury on the law in this case", and she gives you a dirty look! What if the case was later appealed to the Supreme Court? I appreciate that she set a good example (not to mention avoided a minor controversy) by doing her civic duty.