The jury in the O.J. Simpson criminal trial, which received unprecedented media attention when it rendered its controversial not-guilty decision, says it is now available to be heard on other important issues.
Many followers of the trial thought the decision revealed a lack of analytical thinking of the participants. but a leading Hollywood agent says TV ratings don't lie: "People want to hear what this jury has to say."
So the panel has reconvened to discuss a variety of other controversial topics:
• On the greenhouse effect and its relationship to global warming:
"We weren't able to vote on that. Most of us have tan houses or white ones."
• On an open U.S. border policy:
"It's okay. We think Americans should be able to come and go as we please."
• On evolution vs creationism:
"We've carefully weighed all the scientific evidence individually and as a group but still aren't convinced." "About which theory?" we asked. "Neither one of them. It's just too complicated."
• On the validity of the alien autopsy:
"We think anyone in this country should be entitled to all medical procedures."
• On prayer in public schools:
"Of course we're for it. It wasn't against the law when we went to school or none of us would have graduated. Heck, we were all praying during finals."
• On the upcoming presidential race:
"We don't think race should be an issue."
• On the question of late term abortions:
"We think the older a student is the better her judgment will be about these things."