Anyone tempted to ridicule juries. Abramson has faith in juries because they are a form of democratic justice.
Anyone tempted to ridicule juries. He describes in fascinating detail how democracy in America has developed over the years in tandem with the jury system.
This magisterial book explores fascinating cases from American history to show how juries remain the heart of our system of criminal justice - and an essential element of our democracy. No other institution of government rivals the jury in placing power so directly in the hands of citizens. Jeffrey Abramson draws upon his own background as both a lawyer and a political theorist to capture the full democratic drama that is the jury.
We, the Jury is a rare work of scholarship that brings the history of the jury alive and shows the origins of. .A former assistant district attorney, Abramson (politics, Brandeis) believes in the American jury system and in democracy.
We, the Jury is a rare work of scholarship that brings the history of the jury alive and shows the origins of many of today's dilemmas surrounding juries and justice.
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We, The Jury first appeared in 1994, at a time of growing public cynicism about jury justice. Race everywhere seemed an insurmountable obstacle to impartiality. In Los Angeles Rodney King was the story. Tallahassee did not have enough Hispanics in its jury pool; Orlando lacked sufficient African Americans.
The Jury System and the Ideal of Democracy. Mr. The Washington Post Book World.
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