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U.S. DISTRICT COURT

District of Idaho

Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill

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Federal Jury Service
Failure to Respond
Failure to Respond

"Any person summoned pursuant to subsection (a) of this section who fails to appear as directed shall be ordered by the District Court forthwith to appear and show cause for his/her failure to comply with the summons. Any person who fails to appear pursuant to such order or who fails to show good cause for noncompliance with the summons may be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned not more than three days, ordered to perform community service, or any combination thereof. Any person who willfully misrepresents a material fact on a juror qualification form for the purpose of avoiding or securing service as a juror may be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned not more than three days, ordered to perform community service, or any combination thereof." (28 USC §1864 (b)).

Federal statute 28 U.S.C. 1864(a) states: Any person who fails to return a completed juror qualification form as instructed may be summoned by the clerk or jury commission forthwith to appear before the clerk or jury commission to fill out a juror qualification form. COMPLIANCE IS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW.

Failure to Respond Summons

If you fail to respond to the jury summons within the ten (10) day requirement a summons packet will be mailed to you with paper copies of the questionnaires. We encourage you to fill out the questionnaires electronically or you may complete them by hand and mail them to the jury office in the the provided envelope.

It is extremely important that the questionnaires are filled out immediately.

I don't have a Computer

The court understands that not all prospective jurors have access to a computer. You may wish to use your local library’s public computer terminals to access our website. The court also makes computers available to the public if it is convenient for you to visit us at our court location. However, if none of these options are available to you, and you require a paper copy of the questionnaires, please call toll free 1-844-868-6769.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • If your address is different than what is listed on the summons, please provide your new address.
  • Paper questionnaires need to be completed and returned immediately
  • Please make sure that questions 10 and 11 are completed.

Please note:
Federal law requires you as a prospective juror to indicate your race and ethnicity.  This answer is required solely to avoid discrimination in juror selection and has absolutely no bearing on qualifications for jury service.  By answering this question you help the federal court check and observe the juror selection process so that discrimination does not occur.  In this way, the federal court can fulfill the policy of the United States, which is to provide jurors who are randomly selected from a fair cross section of the community.



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