Tuesday, October 8, 2013

He must be off his meds...

He must be off his meds.  The California legislature passed a bill (AB 1401) that would allow permanent legal immigrants to serve on juries, even if they were not U.S. citizens.  That's not as insane as you might have expected a legislature “owned” by progressives to have done – allowing illegal immigrants to serve on juries would have been more like it.  It's the sort of thing I'd have guessed Governor Moonbeam would reflexively sign (oh, do click on the image to read it!).  But he surprised me: he vetoed it.  I don't know what his real reasons were, but here's what he said:
Jury service, like voting, is quintessentially a prerogative and responsibility of citizenship.  This bill would permit lawful permanent residents who are not citizens to serve on a jury. I don't think that's right.

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