Monthly Archives: November 2011

How jury deliberation ties into politics and democracy

What do juries have to do with deliberative democracy? Here at the Jury and Democracy Project, we regularly hear that juries are an administrative curiosity, unconnected from the more central concerns of democracy, government, and politics. In our view, juries … Continue reading

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Why jury selection discrimination hurts more than the defendant

The Equal Justice Initiative has filed a lawsuit alleging that an Alabama prosecutor has abused the voir dire process to systematically exclude African-Americans from serving on death-penalty juries. The thrust of the complaint is the miscarriage of justice this causes: … Continue reading

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