Snipped just the last part, because that was awful. I wanted to comment on the first part of your post. I don't think an IQ test is the answer because that doesn't really tell you much about a person's reasoning skills in a jury situation. I think when the court is appointing a jury, prospective jurors should go through a basic test to see if they can properly comprehend basic legal instruction. I'm sure that would add time and cost to jury selection, but at least there would be people sitting on the jury that can understand the basic concepts of circumstancial evidence, reasonable doubt, and premeditation. Until they have enough people qualified to do that, they would not seat a jury...especially in a capital case. Just a thought, and MOO. If there are any of our lawyers around I would love to hear from them on what they think about that.