A woman in Georgia who skipped jury duty was asked by the judge to compose a 30-page essay on the matter of jury service.
Juror #64 (her only identity), had been on travel to the Dominican Republic and did not attend the jury selection when it started on Monday in Fulton County.
She had been called for the high-profile for the rapper Young Thug's trial.
Doling out the sentence when she hung up three days late to the courtroom, Judge Ural Glanville pointed to the woman he understood that she can't be in two places at the same time, but that many other forthcoming jurors had thousands of dollars trying to be there while she ran on vacation.
Mr. Glanville had initially intimidated to keep the woman in contempt of court, which normally arrives with 20 days in prison, a $1,000 (£819) fine, or both.
But, after proving she was a college graduate, he suggested another kind of sentence: a 30-page essay due in three weeks.
The judge told her to do APA style, and that she must use at least 10 direct sources, and 10 secondary sources.
He stated that "at a minimum" the paper must handle the history of jury service and who could not fit on a jury in the history, as well as jury service in Georgia and bias in jury selection, stating that in the past people that look like us couldn't serve on juries.
Mr. Glanville stated that her paper would be verified through a plagiarism checker, telling the woman that She has got to write it by herself, and then she's going to come back and present it to him directly.
At least 600 people have so far been called for the trial of the Grammy-winning American rapper Young Thug, who is charged with using his YSL music label for racketeering and gang plot.
The trial is anticipated to stay six to nine months and can set unique legal precedents as prosecutors have presented lyrics by the rapper as evidence of criminal intent.