The California state Assembly has passed a bill that would allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.
Democratic Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski of Fremont says his bill would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors.
He says there is no correlation between being a citizen and a juror, and noted that there is no citizenship requirement to be an attorney or a judge.
Republican lawmakers oppose the bill saying it's misguided and premature.
Republicans say there's no shortage of jurors, the problem is a lack of trial court funding.
The bill moves to the Senate next.
Do you think it's a good idea to allow people who are not U.S. citizens to sit on a jury? Or is it a civic duty reserved for citizens?
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