Breastfeeding 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 breastfeeding mother.