COURT: You can serve on jury even if you don't understand english...

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    [h=1]New Mexico Court Rules Non-English Speaking Citizens Can Serve On Juries[/h] [h=6]August 13, 2013 9:55 AM[/h]

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP)
    — The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers that citizens who don’t speak English have the right to serve on juries.

    The court issued the admonition in a ruling that upholds an Albuquerque man’s convictions for murder and other crimes in the bludgeoning death of his girlfriend and a subsequent armed robbery and stabbing.
    Michael Samora’s appeal argued that his convictions should be reversed because a Bernalillo County judge excused a Spanish-speaking prospective juror who had trouble understanding English.
    The Supreme Court says it agrees with that argument but also says Samora’s defense needed to object during the trial but didn’t.
    The ruling issued Monday tells judges and lawyers that they must make reasonable efforts to protect the rights of non-English speaking citizens to serve on juries.
     
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    None of the lawyers are going to pick them for the jury duty though.
     
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    You gotta be f*ing kidding me with this....what is happening in this country???
     
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    El Reno no sabe nada. Guilty mother fuckers!
     
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    At least we can say we were the last U.S. generation.... we are going down faster than ancient Rome.
     
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    True, it took them 1000 years (500 depending on what book you read) to crash and burn...we are doing it in 300. We're #1!!!!:nocheer:
     
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    We win!
     
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    We're F'ed...:nocheer:
     
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    they have interpreters you know
     
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    The New Mexico State Constitution was written in English and Spanish.
     
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    Dont make excuses, you shouldnt have ANY rights unless you speak the language. ASSIMILATE or leave...
     
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    Look at Chimney dropping knowledge and shit and blowing a nice sized hole in the furor.
     
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    That's some pretty messed up ruling :facepalm:
     
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    So during the trial, people who don't understand english will get a detailed report after each session or someone whispering in their ear translating blow by blow?

    The person that does the translating, does he/she need to get approval from the lawyers before giving document to said non-english person?

    This makes zero sense at all.
     
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    Someday the Mexicans will outnumber the humans
     
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