U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen Jr. spent most of Monday at D.C. Superior Court.
Machen, the top prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office here, wasn't meeting with judges, court officials or lawyers to talk about official goings-on at the U.S. Attorney's Office.
He had been called for jury duty.
“I appreciated the opportunity to fulfill my civic duty,” Machen said in an e-mail. “Much to my chagrin, I did not get the chance to serve on a jury. However, I enjoyed the experience and got to complete a lot of reading.”
Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. completed his one-day Superior Court jury duty back in November. A reporter who was serving at the same time said Holder was excused early on.
And earlier this year, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was spotted in the Superior Court jury duty room, The Washington Post reported. Kagan was not selected.