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a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law

a committee appointed to judge a competition

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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.
Imagining juries 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.
Juries predate the electronic media and newspapers; they have worked well and continue to do so.
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.
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.