California was poised to be the first state to allow non-citizens to serve on juries. However, Governor Brown yesterday vetoed legislation that would have allowed that to occur. In discussing his reasoning for vetoing the legislation the governor stated,
Jury service, like voting, is quintessentially a prerogative and responsibility of citizenship. This bill would permit lawful permanent residents who are not citizens to serve on a jury. I don't think that's right.
To read the LA Times article about the veto go here.
To read an earlier post about this topic go here.