The Jury Under Fire: Myth, Controversy, and Reform

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Although the jury is often referred to as one of the bulwarks of the American justice system, it regularly comes under attack. Recent changes to trial procedures, such as reducing jury size, allowing non-unanimous verdicts, and rewriting jury instructions in plain English, were designed to promote greater efficiency and adherence to the law. Other changes, such as capping damages and replacing jurors with judges as arbiters in complex trials, seem designed to restrict the role of laypeople in trial outcomes. Whether these ...

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    • Title: The Jury Under Fire by Brian H. Bornstein; Edie Greene
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic US
    • Print ISBN: 9780190201340, 0190201347
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    • Edition: 2017
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