Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Why do courts judge elderly?

CAN someone explain in simple (reasonable) terms why, by being over 70, I am ineligible to be on a jury? Is it so that I can enjoy my retirement without being bothered? Or that I'm likely to be gaga?

I thought it was an important principle that one should be judged by one's peers; it is apparently impossible for defendants older than 70 to have anyone of their own age on a jury.

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