California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens to sit on juries. He wrote in his veto message:
“Jury service, like voting, is quintessentially a prerogative and responsibility of citizenship. This bill would permit lawful permanent residents who are not citizens to serve on a jury. I don’t think that’s right.”
Brown signed into laws permitting non-citizens to obtain drivers licenses and law licenses.
I previously considered whether it would be constitutional, under the vicinage clause, to permit non-citizens to sit on criminal juries.