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CA Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Allow Non-Citizens to be on Juries: Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on a jury.  The Associated Press reports that the bill, which was passed by the Legislature earlier this year, would have made California the first state in the country to allow non-citizens to participate in jury duty.  Each year, approximately 10 million Californians are summoned for jury duty, about 4 million of those summoned are eligible for service.

Jury Convicts Inmate in Capital Murder Case: An Arizona jury has convicted John McCluskey with capital murder in the killings of an elderly couple a few days after he escaped from prison with two other fugitives.  The Associated Press reports that McCluskey escaped from prison in August 2010 and murdered the elderly couple after kidnapping and carjacking them at a New Mexico rest stop.  McCluskey is eligible for a death sentence or life without parole. 

Prior Felony Question Removed from Illinois Job Applications: The governor of Illinois has eliminated the question on  state-job applications that asks if an applicant has previously been convicted of a felony.  CBS Chicago reports that while applicants won't be required to disclose prior convictions in the beginning stage of the application process, state employers will still be allowed to conduct background checks and have access to criminal records later on in the hiring process.  The order, which has also been called "Ban the Box", will not require employers to hire ex-cons.

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