Prospective Juror Lost But Prospective Love Found In Irish Court

Piero_della_Francesca_-_Cupid_Blindfolded_-_WGA17587Even if Mr. Bumble in Oliver Twist is right that “law is an ass,”  it can at least be a romantic ass.  While Bumble was upset at the statement of the court that “…the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.”  However, a 54-year-old man found a uniquely sensitive jurist in a Dublin court where a judge excused him from jury duty to pursue “the love of his life.”

The lovelorn prospective juror explained that he really needed a long weekend because he was for the “first time in love.”  Journalist Sarah Jane Murphy recorded what was exchanged between them:

Jury selection, CCJ, yesterday.

Man: I can’t serve; I’m away for weekend.
Judge: We don’t sit at weekends.
Man: I’m away till Monday. I’m 54, a bachelor & it’s my 1st time in love.
Judge: Then you GO and you GO with my blessing.

It was truly an epic moment ❤️

Murphy recounted that “The judge broke into a broad smile and the man walked away grinning.”

8 thoughts on “Prospective Juror Lost But Prospective Love Found In Irish Court

  1. “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble,… “the law is a ass—a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience—by experience.” Please get it right. Thanks.

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