Breast Feeding Mothers Jury Exemption

The Maryland Daily Record had a quick blurb about a bill introduced by Maryland State Senator Nancy Jacobs, a Republican from Hartford County, exempting nursing mothers from jury duty. Senator Jacobs claims that she knows of many instances in her district where breast feeding mothers were required to serve on juries.

Judges are quick to ignore a lot of excuses for serving on jury duty. But I don’t think I have ever been in front of a judge who I think would not excuse a breast feeding mother.