Originally Posted by FishBounce
I'm in CT, and have a date to serve in the 1st week of January. I'm currently pregnant with my 3rd child (morning sickness was the reason I was able to postpone), and will be breastfeeding when I'm called. Any idea if I could get an exemption or what the law is here regarding mothers and jury duty? Thanks so much!
In federal court - Federal District Court of Connecticut - the information you need is here: http://www.ctd.uscourts.gov/PDF%20Do...ver%20Page.pdf
where on page 9 it states you can be excused from jury duty of you are: "persons having active care and custody of a child or children under 13 years of age
whose health and/or safety would be jeopardized by the individual’s absence for jury service, or a person who is essential to the care of an aged or infirm relative;"
As for CT state court, the relevant statute is here: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2009/pub/Chap8...#Sec51-217.htm
. It appears that while you may apply to be excused on the basis of "extreme hardship" and are exempt of you are physically disabled, this will be decided on a county by county, court by court basis. There appears to be no clear state excuse or exemption in CT that would apply to breastfeeding mothering or people with primary care taker responsibility.