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The Anabaptist Conscience and Religious Exemption to Jury Service

Show simple item record Hatfield, Michael 2011-03-30T18:14:44Z 2011-03-30T18:14:44Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation 65 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 269 (2009) en_US
dc.description.abstract This article addresses whether the court system should force a citizen to participate in jury duty even if the citizen refuses to serve on a jury for deeply held and unconditional religious beliefs. Professor Hatfield argues that the answer to this question is no, and develops a proposed framework for a religious exemption to jury service. The article commences with an introduction explaining the purpose and format of the article. Part I provides background regarding why and how juries are impaneled. Part II describes the Anabaptist [Amish, Mennonite, Brethren, and Hutterite] worldview, explaining why jury service is inherently inconsistent with an Anabaptist’s religious principles. Part III argues for a constitutional guarantee of a religious exemption from jury service. Part IV provides a proposal for categorical exclusion of conscientious objectors to jury service.
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dc.subject Jury en_US
dc.subject Free Exercise Clause en_US
dc.subject Jury Service en_US
dc.title The Anabaptist Conscience and Religious Exemption to Jury Service en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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