CA Lawmakers Pushing Bill Allowing Non-US-Citizens To Serve On Juries
Considering that Jury Nullification allows a jury to vote their conscience and override ANY judge and/or law they wish, I foresee some major problems with this in the future should it become law:
CALIF. BILL WOULD LET NON-CITIZENS SERVE ON JURIES
BY JUDY LIN
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would make the state the first in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.
Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, said his bill, AB1401, would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors and help integrate immigrants into the community.
Democratic lawmakers who voted for the bill said there is no correlation between being a citizen and a juror, and they noted that there is no citizenship requirement to be an attorney or a judge. Republican lawmakers who opposed Wieckowski’s bill called it misguided and premature.
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