California Gov. Vetoes Jury Service For Noncitizens

Law360, Los Angeles (October 7, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday vetoed a bill that would allow legal non-U.S. citizens to serve jury duty, breaking with fellow Democrats just two days after signing off on a slew of new legislation expanding protections for immigrants.

The bill, sponsored by the state Assembly’s Committee on Judiciary, proposed allowing lawful permanent immigrants to the U.S. to serve on juries in California. If approved, the bill, A.B. 1401, would have made California the first in the nation to do away with the restriction on noncitizens...
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