Who cares if jurors have no idea what’s going on? The wave of politically-correct “progress” must roll on. And discrimination against people who don’t speak English simply won’t be tolerated.
CBS Las Vegas reports:
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.
Will this ruling permit Mexican nationals to serve on U.S. trial juries in New Mexico? Very likely. Consider that New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics of any state, its 120,000 illegal aliens comprise a full 6% of the population; all of them can legally receive driver’s licenses; and New Mexico does not verify citizenship for jury duty.
The inmates are running the asylum. Except they are wearing black robes instead of more appropriate white straightjackets.
If YOU stand us against illegal alien amnesty and demand the border be secured, and the rule of law upheld, then put your name where your heart is, and join the 170,000 who have signed the petition…