In Selecting a Jury, Who Is an Ineligible Juror and Why?

In selecting a jury, the most common reason for thanking and excusing a juror is that the juror “does not possess sufficient knowledge of the English language” as required of a juror under Code of Civil Procedure § 203(a). This is so because with such a capacity, the person cannot deliberate the issues with other jurors in a meaningful manner. This could be true even for someone, unfortunately, whose native language is English, but is simply not too educated. To read more about this issue, click on the following link.

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