re: Make Juries Consist of Retirees Only (Posted on 4/27/13 at 8:46 pm to foshizzle)
quote: A jury is supposed to be made up of your peers
No it isnt. That isa not and has never been a right. The amendment says it has to be made up of "an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed" and that hasa been interpreted to mean simply a good representation ofa the makeup of the community.
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re: Make Juries Consist of Retirees Only (Posted on 4/27/13 at 9:42 pm to JabarkusRussell)
It's a horrible idea. My Mother in law to this day thinks OJ was innocent. She isn't capable of understanding evidence in a way that enables her to conclude guilt. She thinks criminal cases are like television murder mysteries where there is some dramatic admission or surprise witness that proves guilt without having to actually think about it.