Monthly Archives: August 2011

An editorial giving juries a break

All too often, juries in the news get criticism for this or that verdict, with the critics not having seen the trial from the perspectives of the jurors themselves. Even sitting in the gallery for a whole trial (something few … Continue reading

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Celebrating a nice review of Jury & Democracy

Harvard Law Review just published a nice review of The Jury & Democracy, the book that’s the inspiration for this blog. The review’s short, so here it is: From Alexis de Tocqueville to Justice Anthony Kennedy, many writers on American … Continue reading

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How can I get out of jury duty?

Ah, how the Internet brings out honesty. The Grand Rapids Press column “Law Talk” invites readers to ask legal questions and get helpful advice. A reader recently asked the brazen question, “How do I get out of jury duty?” Here, … Continue reading

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