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Okanogan judge will throw the book at people who ignore jury summons

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OKANOGAN — Frustrated by the poor response to jury duty, Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Jack Burchard decided to start prosecuting potential jurors who do not respond to the jury summons. Burchard said there have been times recently when only about half of the potential jurors who were sent questionnaires and asked to show up in court on a specific date responded to the court’s request.

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