Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Roberts reported as summoned for jury duty in Montgomery County, Maryland–according to the Washington Post. He dutifully answered a couple of questions. The case at hand being about a car accident, Roberts revealed potentially relevant details about his family–his sister is a nurse and his brother-in-law was an Indiana State policeman.
The police connection may have made Roberts unattractive. Lawyers selecting jurors usually want to eliminate those with firsthand knowledge (and therefore opinions) about the topic of the trial. Police obviously know about motor vehicle accidents. According to the Post, Roberts said the connection wouldn’t prevent him from being “fair and impartial.” In the end it was probably all that lawyering on Roberts’ resume. Either way it probably wasn’t dumb luck–and now he won’t need a note for work.