blind_html Re: Jury duty and blindness.

  • From: Nimer <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:48:39 -0700

Except there is a lot you can tell from a person's way of carrying themselves. I mean, if a defendant is crying or laughing, stuff like that. These are cues that blind individuals would miss.

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Jim Lu. wrote:
Really, I think it depends upon the case. For example, if it's a murder case where there is loads of visual evidence then no I don't think a blind person should because they wouldn't be able to see the evidence and make a decision on it. However, if the case isn't loaded with visual evidence then really I don't think it would matter much.
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    *From:* Jim Lu. <mailto:jimlu3665@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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    *Subject:* blind_html Jury duty and blindness.

    OK, let's carry this one over from the blind computer users list
    where we can take it a little further than I will allow over
    there.  Should a blind person serve on a jury or not and what are
    the reasoning?
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