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    If Bernie Sanders can potentially contest a presidential election (though hopefully it will be Hillary) at the age of 75 then I'm sure we can raise the jury service limit that high.

    Aye!

    (But yes, a little bit of déjà vu, and probably not the only bit to come in the coming weeks.)
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    If Bernie Sanders can potentially contest a presidential election (though hopefully it will be Hillary) at the age of 75 then I'm sure we can raise the jury service limit that high.

    Aye!

    (But yes, a little bit of déjà vu, and probably not the only bit to come in the coming weeks.)
    Regan was also 79, was he a very good president? Being able to do something does not mean you should.

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    Nay. Lets leave the pensioners to enjoy their retirement eh?
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    I can't see any particular reason why not, so aye. It's not like 75 is the level of old where their presence in court would be something difficult to arrange.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    I can't see any particular reason why not, so aye. It's not like 75 is the level of old where their presence in court would be something difficult to arrange.
    It is, however, in the age bracket where degenerative disease rates really start picking up

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    It is, however, in the age bracket where degenerative disease rates really start picking up

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    If someone had a degenerative disease that would make them unsuitable for jury then I'm sure an exemption could be granted as it would be with someone under 70.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    If someone had a degenerative disease that would make them unsuitable for jury then I'm sure an exemption could be granted as it would be with someone under 70.
    But it also creates and increasing bureaucratic nightmare as you add more an more people with an increasing percentage being ineligible or otherwise exempt without request
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    I genuinely didn't realise jury service was a compulsory thing - never really understood how juries work tbh

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    But it also creates and increasing bureaucratic nightmare as you add more an more people with an increasing percentage being ineligible or otherwise exempt without request
    Which is why anything over 75 wouldn't be a good idea until they've found an Alzheimer's cure and some way of delaying ageing. The additional bureaucracy resulting from this would be negligible. While age-related degenerative diseases are obviously at a slightly higher prevalence than with younger ages, most 70-75-year-olds either don't have them or don't have them to the extent to which they would be incapable of jury service.
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    Nay, just because it was passed before doesn't make it a good idea.
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    No, resubmitting a bill that was not perfect when first passed is lazy; redraft it first.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    No, resubmitting a bill that was not perfect when first passed is lazy; redraft it first.
    Is this identical to the previous Bill?
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Is this identical to the previous Bill?
    The interpretation I have of the notes sections leads me to think it is an identical bill, but I have not found the original bill to compare.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    The interpretation I have of the notes sections leads me to think it is an identical bill, but I have not found the original bill to compare.
    Mmm, will have a look now!
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    The interpretation I have of the notes sections leads me to think it is an identical bill, but I have not found the original bill to compare.
    Not identical, no, however, was submitted by barnetlad in 2014 as well as now...!
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    The interpretation I have of the notes sections leads me to think it is an identical bill, but I have not found the original bill to compare.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...highlight=B711

    Only took 30 seconds to find
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    mobbsy91 Aph I see his formatting has improved but the bill achieves the same thing as before, the problems about age discrimination in the legal system, the unfair selection of jury members, the questions over the capability of all people eligible for jury service to be on a jury, and the problems with the difficulty in sometimes getting out of jury service have not been addressed; this change should be part if a larger bill to overhaul the legal system.
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    Ctrl-F, jury

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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Ctrl-F, jury

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    Search forum, B711
 
 
 
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