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La Raza Lunacy: New Mexico Court Rules Non-English Speakers Can Serve on Juries
Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-16-2013 | John Hill

Posted on 08/15/2013 8:06:59 PM PDT by montag813

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Who cares if jurors have no idea what's going on? The wave of politically-correct "progress" must roll on. And discrimination against people who don't speak English simply won't be tolerated.

CBS Las Vegas reports:

The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers that citizens who don’t speak English have the right to serve on juries.

The court issued the admonition in a ruling that upholds an Albuquerque man’s convictions for murder and other crimes in the bludgeoning death of his girlfriend and a subsequent armed robbery and stabbing.

Michael Samora’s appeal argued that his convictions should be reversed because a Bernalillo County judge excused a Spanish-speaking prospective juror who had trouble understanding English.

The Supreme Court says it agrees with that argument but also says Samora’s defense needed to object during the trial but didn’t.

The ruling issued Monday tells judges and lawyers that they must make reasonable efforts to protect the rights of non-English speaking citizens to serve on juries.

Will this ruling permit Mexican nationals to serve on U.S. trial juries in New Mexico? Very likely. Consider that New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics of any state, its 120,000 illegal aliens comprise a full 6% of the population; all of them can legally receive driver's licenses; and New Mexico does not verify citizenship for jury duty.

The inmates are running the asylum. Except they are wearing black robes instead of more appropriate white straightjackets.


If YOU stand us against illegal alien amnesty and demand the border be secured, and the rule of law upheld, then put your name where your heart is, and join the 170,000 who have signed the petition…



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegals; immigration; laraza; newmexico; wtfiiwnm

1 posted on 08/15/2013 8:06:59 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

No problem. In a few years all trials will be held in Spanish or New School Ebonics....


2 posted on 08/15/2013 8:10:44 PM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: montag813

People unable to follow what going on is the basis of the DNC.


3 posted on 08/15/2013 8:12:40 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: NoLibZone

There’s a right to serve on a jury?

If a peremptory challenge prevents me from serving on a jury on which I want to serve, can I sue due to the violation of my right?

Speaking of my right, do I have a right to a trial by a jury of my peers and if a juror does not speak at least common English, is that juror one of my peers? Given that situation, and a guilty verdict, could I appeal based on deprivation of rights or something?


4 posted on 08/15/2013 8:17:22 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: montag813

ah........ah....

well.....

this is utterly INSANE..as Surreal as a Bad B-Grade Science FIction flick from the 1950...yet actually DANGEROUS.

I can’t see this possibly being allowed to stand.

Looking at it from a simple logistical Point of Veiw its WAY over the edge. Trials lasting twice as long due to translation ISSUES??? Arent our courts backed up enough already??

current solution: dont Visit the place or do business with anyone in New Mexico!


5 posted on 08/15/2013 8:22:08 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: montag813

I can see some pissed off judges when cases run much longer.


6 posted on 08/15/2013 8:25:37 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Kill Obamacare not wound it.)
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To: montag813
I think the judge got it right.
New Mexico is officially a bilingual state.
I think I have read the it is the only bilingual state.
It is in it's state constitution from 1912.
My surprise here is there has not been a challenge before now.
7 posted on 08/15/2013 8:26:07 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires)
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To: Tupelo
I think the judge got it right. New Mexico is officially a bilingual state.

(1) The panel did not mention Spanish. ANY language.

(2) From Wikipedia...

The original state constitution of 1912 provided for a bilingual government with laws being published in both English and Spanish;[46] this requirement was renewed twice, in 1931 and 1943.[47] Nonetheless, the constitution does not declare any language as "official."[48] While Spanish was permitted in the legislature until 1935, all state officials are required to have a good knowledge of English. Therefore New Mexico cannot be considered a bilingual state as not all laws are published in both languages.

8 posted on 08/15/2013 8:31:01 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: montag813

and if the translators are doing a bad job and helping get criminals off??


9 posted on 08/15/2013 8:31:34 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: montag813

Sign the petition? What for?

Here in California, 7 million people voted “Yes” on Prop 8, 600,000 more than voted “No.” One man in a black robe overturned the will of 7 million.

In 1994, 5 million voted “Yes” on Prop 187 which would have established a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using health care, public education, and other social services. Overturned by another black robe dictator.

Pardon me for being completely cynical, but what’s the point? We live in tyranny.


10 posted on 08/15/2013 8:31:37 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: montag813

Isn’t there an English proficiency requirement for citizenship?


11 posted on 08/15/2013 8:42:56 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Mr. Blond
Isn’t there an English proficiency requirement for citizenship?

Racist cracka.

12 posted on 08/15/2013 8:44:10 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: montag813

Part of naturalization is speaking English.

So foreigners, illegal aliens perhaps, are going to sit on juries. They’re not my peers.

Who is going to provide translation? Will it be accurate? Will nuances be lost?

This is utterly unacceptable.


13 posted on 08/15/2013 8:50:45 PM PDT by Ray76 ( Common sense immigration reform: Enforce Existing Law)
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To: montag813

Judge to the jury Foreperson: Have you reached a verdict?

Jure Foreperson: Si

Judge: And what is your verdict?

Jury Foreperson: Superman no here.


14 posted on 08/15/2013 8:58:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: montag813

Is the defendant’s right to a fair trial now superseded by the (non-existent) “right” to serve on a jury? I keep looking for the light at the end of this rabbit-hole into which I seem to have fallen.


15 posted on 08/15/2013 9:20:14 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you´re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

You could move to the new state of Jefferson...


16 posted on 08/15/2013 9:30:59 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: montag813

And, thus, the idiocy and lunacy ruling America rolls marrily along!!

And, we wonder why America is sinking faster than the Lusitania!


17 posted on 08/15/2013 9:46:27 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: montag813

If they don’t even speak my language, despite being citizens, they cannot be my peers. So they would likely be dismissed during jury selection.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 4:07:20 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks montag813.


19 posted on 08/16/2013 4:48:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: montag813

Tale engelsk venligst


20 posted on 08/16/2013 4:55:14 AM PDT by Makana (Patience is minor despair dressed up as a virtue.)
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To: montag813

It’s not surprising for New Mexico. It was after all set up as a territory after the Mexican-American War to contain all the Spanish speaking populations outside of California and Texas in the land acquired by the US as a result of the war.


21 posted on 08/16/2013 6:51:39 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: montag813

What’s lunacy is that too many whites still act like there is some sort of fairness in all this racial crap. Whites are the fair haired step child and will continue to be so until whites group as a political unit.


22 posted on 08/16/2013 6:53:41 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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