Whatever’s in the Water Out There

…I’m sure glad I have a Brita filter in case it starts to migrate east.

Assembly passes bill to let noncitizens serve on juries

SACRAMENTO — California would allow noncitizens to serve on juries under a proposal being considered by state lawmakers, potentially expanding a fundamental obligation of American life to millions more people.

The measure, which would apply only to legal residents, would make California the only state to open the jury box to noncitizens who meet all other requirements of service, according to legal experts.

The proposal raises the question of what it means to be judged by peers in a state where more than one in seven residents is not a citizen.

3 Responses to “Whatever’s in the Water Out There”

  1. BlackDog says:

    I remember an episode of SeaQuest DSV where Michael DeLouise was reading an newspaper article about the republic of California requesting to rejoin the USA. He stated ” No way we are letting those crazies back in!”
    Where is Lex Luthor when you need him?

  2. Syd B. says:

    It truly is the Land of the Misfits. The rest of the country marvels at Cali’s mind numbing stupidity, but the folks there seem to think everything is just fine.

    Don’t know why this came to me but when mentioning California and stupid in the same sentence, it reminded me of this.

    Years ago, while driving from San Fran down to LA, the radio was on and some contest required listeners to phone in, answer a question and win a toaster or something. It went something like this:

    Radio guy: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?

    Contestant: Barcelona.

    Radio guy: I was really after the name of a country.

    Contestant: I’m sorry, I don’t know the names of any countries in Spain.

  3. BlackDog says:

    Let me guess. Who is the head of California Dept of Education?

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