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Gov. Brown Gets Jury Duty



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    California Gov. Jerry Brown delivers the State of the State address at the State Capitol on Jan. 31, 2011, in Sacramento.

    Gov. Jerry Brown is going a step beyond in doing the people's business this week after receiving a
     notice for jury duty in Alameda County.

    Brown spokesman Gil Duran said Monday that the governor received a summons asking him to call in Tuesday night and Wednesday night to see if he will be needed at the courthouse.

    As a former state attorney general and two-term governor, Brown has been party to plenty of court cases. In 1981, during his second term as governor, Brown served as foreman on a Sacramento jury that acquitted a man of malicious mischief.       

    His opponent last year, former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman, was called to jury duty in San Mateo County in the middle of their gubernatorial contest.