'90s kids couldn't wait for their shot at jury duty.

Who could forget watching O.J. Simpson's bizarre attempt to flee the cops in his white Ford Bronco during a slow-speed "chase" on the evening news? Not eight-year-old me in 1994.

As we watched it unfold in real-time on the little TV that sat on her beige formica kitchen counter, my Nana threw an epic conniption between drags of her Marlboro 100's when Simpson was acquitted. I can still hear it now...

That son-of-b!+@h did it! [Gloria takes a drag of her Marlboro 100] Unbelievable! [cough] He did it! I know he did it! Someone's getting paid! Look at the b@st@rd's smug smile! - Nana

Gosh, I miss your spunk, Nana

And what '90s kid could forget the Menendez brothers? Today, the formerly over-privileged teens who pled guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of their allegedly abusive parents are 34 years into their life sentences.

ICYMI: there's nothing exciting about the average jury duty assignment

The global media interest spurred by Simpson and the patricidal siblings had many a  '90s kid thinking jury duty would be a big deal in our adult years.

Well, they—okay, me/I—was wrong

Jury duty doesn't even crack my top 300 list of yearly concerns and priorities.



The reality of reporting to real jury duty looks nothing like the sensationalized court clips I watched with Nana through a cloud of cigarette smoke over dinner on the evening news.

It's actually one the most routine and inconvenient civil tasks Uncle Sam will ever ask of us. It's also one you can't always wiggle your way out of.

What Not to Wear: Idaho jury duty edition

Do Idaho jurors follow a dress code? What's the court's take on dressy jeans? Is cleavage an issue? Colors you shouldn't wear?

In preparation for my first round of local jury duty, wardrobe turned out to be a bigger deal than the court case I was assigned to. Go figure, right?

The gallery below sums up what you need to know about dressing for Idaho jury duty.

Scroll on for...

  • A look at what Idaho jurors can & can't wear in court

  • 20 bizarre laws on love & sex in Idaho & California

Mix 106 logo
Get our free mobile app
  • Washington's Weird Laws: 11 regulations we can't believe exist

  • Horses need turn signals + 7 more strange Idaho road rules

10 Outfits That Can Get You Kicked Out of Idaho Jury Duty

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

20 Bizarre Idaho & California Laws About Love & Sex

Let's talk about sex laws, Cali & Idaho.

Apparently, these two have a mouthful to share about how, where, and when their residents are having sex. And with whom. And with...what 😳

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

Washington's Weird Laws: 11 Regulations We Can't Believe Exist

Of all the crazy gin joints in the Pacific Northwest, Washington state is by far the strangest! Laws in the Evergreen State are so weird, it's hard to believe they're real.

🤳🏽 Scroll through the gallery below for a look at Washington's most bizarre-o legislation.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

Horses Need Turn Signals: 7 of Idaho's Strangest Traffic Laws

If you're new to Idaho, welcome!

Before you buckle up and hit the road, make sure you're aware of the Gem State's strangest road rules! From school bus concerns to how to handle horses in traffic, scroll for a list of helpful things to know behind the wheel in Idaho.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

More From Mix 106