Jury duty is perceived by many as a huge hassle and inconvenience.  However, your role as a juror is essential in protecting the right to every person in this country to come to court and to have their legal dispute heard, or have their criminal case decided by impartial members of their community.  California is considering expanding the jury pool by making "permanent legal residents" eligible for jury service.  Read this interesting article about the reasoning behind California's idea.  It is an interesting take on the issue.

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