Vernal child rape case to move again after jury can't be found in Summit County

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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 16, 2017 12:29 p.m.

    The draft and mandatory just service are unconstitutional.

    The U.S. Constitution forbids involuntary servitude.

    We need to change our constitution, or we need to align our tradition with the Constitution.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 15, 2017 5:10 p.m.

    "The judge now has the option of calling the 36 no-shows into court and asking them why they didn't show up."

    No, it should not be an option. Every no-show violated the law and should be prosecuted and punished.

    If names were pulled from voter registration lists, they should also check to verify the registrations are not fraudulent, and see if any fraudulent registrants voted.

  • DarthMaul Vernal, UT
    Dec. 15, 2017 2:18 p.m.

    Oh come on people. No more delays. Children need to be protected.

  • Sad Sack Hurricane, UT
    Dec. 15, 2017 1:29 p.m.

    Speaking only to the jury situation. If it can be shown that the "no shows" actually received the jury summons, then they should be held in contempt of court, and fined. But this may be a bit hard to show. Failing to prove they received the summons, there really isn't much you can do.
    I won't address the rest of the situation, as I'd really prefer not to get "forever banned" from these comments.