Yes. I was on a federal jury and on a civil case investigating the firing of a city employee by the mayor of Medford(?), MA ... [I can't remember exactly].
The employee claimed he was fired because his wife was running for city council. He claimed that the mayor, the opposing city councilman, and the sanitation department director conspired to fire him.
We found the trio not guilty because the plaintiff had theories but no real evidence to back up his claim.
The sanitation department claimed to fire the man because he was on preunion probation and he was a combative employee. So instead of allowing him a full time union job after his initial probationary period, they let him go.
The fact his wife was also running for city council was merely coincidental to his termination.
I really really enjoyed myself during the trial. Seriously! It really upsets me to hear about people who try to avoid jury duty because its an inconvenience