Skip to comments.Brown vetoes bill to allow non-citizens on juries
Posted on 10/07/2013 6:36:55 PM PDT by artichokegrower
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens who are legal residents to serve as jurors in California.
"Jury service, like voting, is quintessentially a prerogative and responsibility of citizenship," Brown said in an announcement Monday accompanying his veto of AB1401. "This bill would permit lawful permanent residents who are not citizens to serve on a jury. I don't think that's right."
The bill by Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, was intended to expand the pool of prospective jurors. Wieckowski said in a statement that lawful immigrants are part of the fabric of communities and should be included in such civic obligations.
"They benefit from the protections of our laws, so it is fair and just that they be asked to share in the obligation to do jury duty, just as they serve in our courts, schools, police departments and armed forces," Wieckowski said.
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>> Outsource juries?
Just trying the cases Americans won’t try.
But seriously, Brown’s decision was the *right* one.
Moonbeam did something CORRECT for the REAL citizens of Mexifornia. Better remember this, because there will not be many more events like this.....
Perhaps Michael Savage is at long last reaping the reward for his donation...
That’s weird in light of this
The broken clock syndrome.
Can you say mistrial? We have over 300 million Americans here and we need a bunch of illegal aliens on our juries? Hey Amerika! How’s that hopey changey thing workin out for ya?!
Jury Duty is Slavery to the Legal Class.
I do have to congratulate Brown on this brief moment of sanity. He actually made a decision that was good and proper for the State of California.
Moonbeam should be the poster child for Liberalism is a mental disease along with Dingy, Eyeballs Pelosi, and the rest of the sewer slime.
What?! MOONBEAM vetoed this! Wow!
To paraphrase Rush, Moonbeam just committed a “random act of governance.”
This only dealt with legal immigrants. But illegals can practice law now in CA. Go figure.
Non-U.S. citizens are not my peers. It never better happen to me.
The cal Latino,legislature will send the bill up every year until it is signed, just like the license bill
I do not trust Brown as far as I can throw him. Sanctuary cities,ignore state and federal laws.Brown will shield any non citizen found on a jury.
Gangbangers and Mass murderers are also part of the fabric of communities. The fabric isn't perfect, and it is one of the faculties of the socially adapted ordinary citizen to discriminate among them.
That is what makes us uniquely human, as opposed to a Nation of sociopaths.
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