Unlike the United States, no deaf person has ever served on a jury in Australia. Today, the Australian high court will hear a case involving Gaye Lyons who was prevented from sitting on a jury because she is deaf. After waging a four-year legal battle, Ms. Lyons' case has finally made it to the high court. The issues raised by Ms. Lyons' case are discussed in greater detail in a podcast available here.
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