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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“The bill . . . was intended to expand the pool of prospective jurors.”
Should just about double the pool of prospective jurors
look for the override.
Live in Hopey Changey, die in despair...
Is this the first recent time that Brown did something sane re California’s legal system?
“Here comes the Big one. Edna, I’m coming home to you!”
Every time I see Nancy Pelosi on TV, I think of that Marshall Applewhite nut.
It’s extremely rare when a dyed in the wool liberal like Brown has a moment of patriotic clarity and doesn’t screw over the citizens of America as his first order of business.
I guess the illegal immigration lobby didn’t pay up enough cash.
Well, he did the right thing, but I am cynical enough to think he may have gotten a ton of pressure to veto it, but in his heart, he wishes he could sign it.
You mean Eyeballs Pelosi?
Yep. Daft as a brush, she is.
A blind hog finds an acorn now and then.
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