By Simon Threlkeld
Informed rule by the people through civic juries.
“Let Legislative Juries Decide Laws.” Dissident Voice, June 22, 2020.
“Lysander Spooner, trial juries and legislative juries.” Equality by Lot, May 18, 2017. Note that what I say here is in two parts, the main post and the third comment in the discussion thread.
“Let citizen juries decide Canada’s election rules.” National Observer, February 14, 2017.
“Should Citizen Juries Choose America’s President, Congress, Governors and State Legislators?” Dissident Voice, August 12, 2016.
“Why America’s Judges Should be Chosen by Citizen Juries.” Dissident Voice, August 9, 2016.
“Why Citizen Juries should decide Canada’s Voting Method and Election Rules.” Submission to Canadian House of Commons Electoral Reform Committee, July 26, 2016.
“Electoral system should be decided by jury, not by politicians or referendum.” National Observer (Canada), June 8, 2016.
“Let citizen juries bring independence and democracy to the CBC.” National Observer (Canada), October 14, 2015.
I have the same position on the BBC and other public broadcasters throughout the world.
“Let citizen juries choose the senate.” National Post (Canada), September 16, 2015, A11.
Online version: “Select senators by jury.” National Post (Canada), September 15, 2015.
I have the same position on Britain’s House of Lords.
“A Blueprint for Democratic Lawmaking.” Humanist in Canada, Summer 2000, No. 133, 10-13, 31. (Disregard the first sentence under the subheading “Addressing Concerns of the Citizenry,” because it is misleading and not what I wrote. More generally, some of the sentences I wrote have been re-arranged in ways I do not care for, but the substance and meaning of what I wrote is conveyed. It was published quite some time after I submitted it.)
“Let citizen juries legislate.” The Next City, Winter 1998/99, Volume 4, no. 2, pp 5-6. Text of this article/rebuttal is available online here. Text of further follow-up by Simon Threlkeld from January 19, 1999 is available online here.
“Standard too high in referendum plan.” Toronto Star (Toronto, Ontario), December 23, 1998, A19.
“Referendums not ideal for public input.” The Spectator (Hamilton, Ontario) , December 16, 1998, A11.
“Juries of citizens should select senators.” Toronto Star (Toronto, Ontario), September 9, 1998, A17.
“A Blueprint for Democratic Law-making: Give Citizen Juries the Final Say.” Social Policy, Summer, 1998, 5-9.
“Democratizing Public Institutions: Juries for the selection of public officials.” Humanist in Canada, Spring 1997, No. 120, 24-25, 33.
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