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Why, according to Atticus, do some well-to-do folk not like to sit on juries, even knowing that jurors' votes are supposed to be secret?


Some people are uncomfortable committing themselves irrevocably to firm declarations about what they value and how they view the world.


Some people are reluctant to take time out of their daily lives and important other commitments to pass judgment on situations in which they may have no interest.


Some people are nervous about their own fitness for making decisions of such a monumental nature, with such tremendous consequences for their own future lives.


Some people are wary of the inner-workings of the justice system and do not want their well-intentioned votes to lead to the handing down of unfair sentences.


Some people are squeamish about being unnecessarily involved in other people's personal affairs and prefer not to think about what's right and wrong for other people.

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