A free thinker in the Heartland...

Monday, August 21, 2006

18 year olds on a jury, oh no!

Talk about a non story... from the Indy Star:

A statewide effort to create larger, more diverse jury pools is sending more young people -- even some high school seniors -- onto Indiana's juries.

The new procedures cull the names of potential jurors from rolls of registered voters, licensed drivers and tax records. Automatic jury exemptions have also been eliminated.

The changes mean more young people are getting summonses, bringing younger faces and different perspectives into courts to help decide the outcome of trials.

Come on, if you are 18 you can be on a jury. Jeez, who has a problem with that?