American and Latin American Politics, Society, and Culture
March 2, 2008 By Fausta
Amen to that!
March 5, 2008 at 12:46 am
Early this year I received a summons for jury service. When calling the court to inquire about it, the first words from the automated message were “For jury instructions in English, press 1…”
A court has no business accommodating prospective jurors who lack fundamental English skills. No defendant can count on a fair trial if a juror is incapable of following the deliberations, and incapable of deliberating, properly.
It’s cowardice, madness, and suicide.