McCain does jury duty in Phoenix, cut from panel

Ina Ronquillo

McCain does jury duty in Phoenix, cut from panel

CREATED Aug. 12, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - Sen. John McCain has been released from jury duty after spending a morning in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.
The Arizona Republican ended up on a panel of prospective jurors for the re-trial of a man whose convictions in the 1991 killings of nine people at a Buddhist temple west of Phoenix were overturned on appeal.
The judge released McCain Monday after telling about 80 jurors in his group that a narrow exemption from service includes people like an "E.R. doctor or a U.S. senator."
The trial is expected to last at least six weeks.
McCain didn't ask for special treatment and said he would have served on a short trial even if he had to cancel a few meetings.

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