It's a monumental shift in the legal landscape for prisoners in California because it reaffirms the right of juries
, not judges, to decide sentences,'' said Charles Carbone, litigation director for California Prison Focus, a San Francisco-based nonprofit prisoner advocacy group.
that were imbued with sensibilite and organically linked to the public from which they were drawn, legislators agreed that witnesses' spoken testimony was the single most important feature of the criminal trial necessary to sustain both qualities.
predate the electronic media and newspapers; they have worked well and continue to do so.
aren't always hoodwinked by the gay panic gambit.
Kentucky and Indiana provide for apportioned liability among defendants based on a percentage of fault basis; they also allow for juries
to consider the fault of companies that had previously settled with the plaintiff.
The editors have been proud of all six of our juries
html, an American Bar Association site, offers brief explanations of the structure of courts, the role of judges, judicial independence, and trial and grand juries
And those overly sympathetic juries
Newsweek derides as so eager to dole out big bucks to injured victims?
Posttrial and mock-trial surveys show that law enforcement officers often fail to connect with juries
because they neglect to show jurors respect.
Critics have long called jury trials anachronistic and ultimately unjust, and in recent years courts have increasingly stripped juries
of their power, according to the late U.
Race has nothing to do with the manner in which we pick juries
," he said.
But our Canadian juries
are in the news today, with yet another juror now getting to know an accused personally, this time after the fact.
Critics of joint and several liability have pointed out that juries
, in attempting to compensate plaintiffs in cases like this one, sometimes unfairly burden "deep-pocketed" accounting firm defendants with a greater share of damages than they caused, simply because they are better able to pay for it than their often bankrupt codefendants, who committed the fraud.
Editor's note: We know that beneficial as well as harmful effects have come from juries
both upholding and nullifying the law.
This means juries
will now get to hear cases that were previously dismissed simply by motion, and decide for themselves whether the assailant was able to attack because the property owner was negligent.