"You say on your form that you're not a fan of homosexuals," Nickerson said.
"That I'm a racist," Ellis interrupted.
"I'm frequently found to be a liar, too. I can't really help it," Ellis added.
"I'm sorry?" Nickerson said.
"I said I'm frequently found to be a liar," Ellis replied.
"So, are you lying to me now?" Nickerson asked.
"Well, I don't know. I might be," was the response.
Ellis then admitted he really didn't want to serve on a jury.
"I have the distinct impression that you're intentionally trying to avoid jury service," Nickerson said.
"That's true," Ellis answered.
10 July 2007
So when you said you were lying, were you lying about that too?
A chap in Massachusetts tried to get out of jury duty by claiming he was 'homophobic, racist and a habitual liar'. But the judge wasn't very impressed. Here's the transcript of his interview with the superior court judge, Gary Nickerson:
So can we clear this up - is honesty the best policy or not?