In yesterday’s Post you learned how it is impossible to be a legal juror in California. Quickly reviewing that lesson State of California law requires a juror to be a “domiciliary of the State of California,” which is the territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States of America. The United States of America will not permit anyone to establish a domicile, a permanent place of abode, on its territory.
What are the qualifications for a juror in the State of New York? Section 510 of the Judiciary Law lists four qualifications: “1. Be a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the county. 2. Be not less than eighteen years of age. 3. Not have been convicted of a felony. 4. be able to understand and communicate in the English language.”
A State of New York “citizen of the United States, and a resident of the county” is the equivalent of the State of California “domiciliary of the State of California.” A person who can qualify to be an eighteen year old citizen of the United States is an Article I Section 2 Clause 2 Citizen of the United States, which is a resident of the territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States of America. If you’re not in the United States, neither is your domicile, so your home is not taxed.
The time and expense of all the Course materials and tuition of my “Basic Course in Law and Government” may seem like a lot just to get out of jury duty, but when you throw in the property tax savings it is well worth the effort. To get free searchable copies of the four Organic Laws and information on enrollment in the Basic Course, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera