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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Serving on a Jury

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Why, according to Atticus, do some well-to-do folk not like to sit on juries, even knowing that jurors' votes are supposed to be secret?

A

Some people are uncomfortable committing themselves irrevocably to firm declarations about what they value and how they view the world.

B

Some people are reluctant to take time out of their daily lives and important other commitments to pass judgment on situations in which they may have no interest.

C

Some people are nervous about their own fitness for making decisions of such a monumental nature, with such tremendous consequences for their own future lives.

D

Some people are wary of the inner-workings of the justice system and do not want their well-intentioned votes to lead to the handing down of unfair sentences.

E

Some people are squeamish about being unnecessarily involved in other people's personal affairs and prefer not to think about what's right and wrong for other people.