Re "Shortage of court jurors remains a vexing problem" (Editorials, Oct. 9): This editorial was thoughtful and timely. It begs the question, however, that the jury system is an inefficient and dated way to deal with trials.
I would suggest that you assign a reporter to do an article about the alternative, used by other countries, in which a panel of judges decides the outcome of cases. In my view this system, for most cases, is clearly superior to using a jury, for reasons too numerous to go into in this format.
-- Paul Severson, Sacramento