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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013  |  4 comments
Calif. Assembly Passes Bill to Allow Non-citizens to Serve on Juries

California’s Assembly passed a bill on April 25 that would permit non-U.S. citizens to serve on juries. If the bill, AB 1401, passes the Senate and is signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, California would become the first state to allow this practice. Brown has not take a public position on the bill.

The Fresno Bee reported that AB 1401 would remove the exclusion of “lawfully present immigrants” from jury selection lists that are compiled in part from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles records. The bill was written by seven Democrats on the Assembly Judiciary Committee, including the chairman, Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).

AB 1401 would not change other qualifications for jury service: Jury candidates still must be at least 18, must live in the county that is making the summons, must be proficient in English, and must have no felony convictions. ...


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Huh! a slightly conservative view on this nutty idea, which this author thinks what it really is, by implication anyway, California mulls letting noncitizens serve on juries.

This could have mixed results, if these non-citizens act like the typical American when they hear about jury duty, they may even go back home to avoid it.

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News Item5/2/13 2:07 PM
San Jose John | San Jose, CA  Find all comments by San Jose John
Mike wrote:
I wonder how this measures up to the jury of your peers concept? It being a Democrat written bill is no surprise.
Exactly what I was thinking, Mike.

How exactly are these people my "peers" unless the ones behind this bill have a less than national (i.e. more international) mindset.

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Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
I wonder how this measures up to the jury of your peers concept? It being a Democrat written bill is no surprise.
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jamesc | Fallbrook, CA  Find all comments by jamesc
Yet another reason why not to have faith in this country, but in Christ alone. Relativism and lawlessness seems to be the norm in government decisions.
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