• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

California Approves Measure to Allow Noncitizens to Serve on Juries

RDS

DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 21, 2009
Messages
5,398
Reaction score
1,323
Location
Singapore
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
After all US is a great nation of immigrants. The negative comments which followed are uncalled for.
The California legislature has approved a bill allowing documented immigrants who haven't yet achieved U.S. citizenship to serve on state juries.
It's part of an effort to expand immigrant rights and responsibilities in the nation's most populous state. Another measure awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature would let immigrants who are permanent residents serve as poll workers in California elections.
"Immigrants "are part of the fabric of our community," said Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont. "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."
California Approves Measure to Allow Noncitizens to Serve on Juries
 

RDS

DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 21, 2009
Messages
5,398
Reaction score
1,323
Location
Singapore
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Would you be agreeable to having applicants for citizenship in your country judge you in a court of law?

We have US attorneys practicing here and if they are qualified enough why not be among the judiciary.
 

AlabamaPaul

Pragmatist
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 24, 2013
Messages
8,834
Reaction score
2,812
Location
Alabama
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
We have US attorneys practicing here and if they are qualified enough why not be among the judiciary.

That wasn't the question asked...
 

AlabamaPaul

Pragmatist
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 24, 2013
Messages
8,834
Reaction score
2,812
Location
Alabama
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
If they are among the judiciary they pass judgement and we are okay with that.

That's not what this law is proposing. There are many here legally who cannot even understand English...
 

Thoreau72

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 26, 2012
Messages
29,638
Reaction score
7,639
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Libertarian
Considering that most juries today are merely rubber stamps for government inquests and witch hunts, maybe this will be a good thing. Hope so. As California goes, so goes the nation.
 

joko104

Banned
Suspended
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
65,981
Reaction score
23,408
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
I do not think non-citizens should serve on juries.
 

Oftencold

DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 10, 2008
Messages
5,044
Reaction score
2,202
Location
A small village in Alaska
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
I move that we cede California to Mexico, assuming that wouldn't be construed as an act of war. Anybody member when California was considered a desirable place to relocate for people not seeking Public Assistance?
 

rhinefire

DP Veteran
Joined
May 3, 2007
Messages
8,924
Reaction score
2,322
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Conservative
Illegals should also be court appointed attorneys.
 
Top Bottom