As with several breaks that kick in at age 65, one of them that doesn’t make sense is allowing seniors to automatically be excused from jury service when they reach that birthday milestone.
A state legislator in South Carolina wants to change that by raising the automatic-exemption age to 75. Mississippi should consider the same.
The sponsor of the South Carolina proposal, an attorney himself, correctly argues that seniors can bring a lot of experience and wisdom to a jury pool.
They also usually have more time to serve than their harried children and grandchildren.