- Are these two stories actually linked?
On Tuesday the judge, Mr Justice Sweeney told the court some of the questions being asked by the jury demonstrated a “fundamental deficit in understanding” of the trial process and its role.
It had asked 10 questions about jurors’ basic duties after about 14 hours of deliberations and lengthy advice from the judge about how to assess the evidence.
Huhne, whose political career is now over, could be sent to jail after admitting the offence
The questions included seeking a definition of reaching a verdict beyond reasonable doubt – something the judge had given them in writing.
In another question, the jury asked if one of them could come to a verdict based on reasons that were not presented in court or supported by the evidence. A third question asked about Ms Pryce’s religious convictions, even though this was not a matter in the trial.
Or is it just that now most UK citizens don’t really understand our language?Posted 5 years ago
Are you suggesting that the jury are incapable of coming to a verdict because they are not white?
No, I was suggesting it was because they weren’t British – or at the very least British enough to actually understand their bloody job!
Perhaps you should also mention that it is a jury of 8 women and 4 men.
Ah, maybe that’s it then…
Suppose that raises another question; which is worse, being a racist or sexist 😉Posted 5 years agoTuckerUKMember
I think a basic IQ and comprehension test should be mandatory for jury service. Being an atheist should also surely be a requirement (because you don’t want people in a jury that can’t differentiate fact from fiction).
Would be nice if only people that actually wanted to be there were on jury service too.
I think if they videod some jury deliberations (perhaps for fake cases), the public would quickly realise what a flawed system it was.Posted 5 years ago
According to lawmentor, the Jury Central Summoning Bureau make their selection from the electoral register. I can’t find anything to suggest it’s a legal requirement that you be a British, commonwealth or Irish citizen but it seems like it might be a practical requirement.Posted 5 years ago
Anyone from these countries who is resident in the UK can register to vote.
European Union countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Papua New Guinea
St Kitts & Nevis
St Vincent & The Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
United Republic of Tanzania
British Overseas Territories
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
St Helena and dependencies (Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha)Posted 5 years ago
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Sovereign base areas on Cyprus
Turks and Caicos Islands
aha, I see what you’re trying to do now Ernie – playing the man, not the ball!
Subject to the provisions of this Act, every person shall be qualified to serve as a juror in the Crown Court, the High Court and county courts and be liable accordingly to attend for jury service when summoned under this Act, if—
(a)he is for the time being registered as a parliamentary or local government elector and is not less than eighteen nor more than [seventy] years of age;
Which would include the EU citizens.
I’ll leave it there, you’ve dug your own hole.Posted 5 years ago
but there’s no need to explain
But I will enlighten you anyway.
The first list was a list of people who are eligible to register to Vote.
As it said above that list.
The second post (that only mentioned the commonwealth part of the list) was referring to people who are allowed to vote in a General election once registered to vote.
Hope that clears up your confusion.Posted 5 years ago
He’s going to grow up to be a nice person. Presumably as thick and stupid as his dad.
Ernie are you unable to understand a basic truth, for there to really be an average there needs to be +ve and -ve, and intelligence/common-sense are no different. And based on The Sun been the UK’s best selling paper…Posted 5 years agoportlyoneSubscriber
5. Can a juror come to a verdict based on a reason that was not presented in court and has no facts or evidence to support it either from the prosecution or defence?
I haven’t read into the details of the case but isn’t the above just a simple question needing a simple answer?Posted 5 years ago
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