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Computer Glitch Summons Too Many Jurors

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Computer Glitch Summons Too Many Jurors

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Computer Glitch Summons Too Many Jurors

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in California, the Placer County Courthouse accidentally summoned 1,200 people to jury duty on the same morning. Taking their duty seriously, residents tried to be on time but the traffic jam was too much.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Traffic jams in California - well, they're nothing new. But one recent tie-up on Interstate 80 was noteworthy since it was caused by a computer glitch. The Placer County court accidentally summoned 1,200 people to jury duty on the same morning. Taking their duty seriously, residents tried to be on time at 8:00 a.m. and were in a line of traffic with other would-be jurors. The court apologized but said a real jury summons could be coming soon. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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