jury system

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a legal system for determining the facts at issue in a law suit

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Louisiana had adopted a non-unanimous jury system decades earlier than Oregon as a means of ensuring that one or two black jurors would not impede the white majority's ability to arrive at its version of justice.
Yet instituting a jury system is even more transformative, as it is unprecedented in Korea's history and runs counter to some deeply rooted cultural and social norms, not to mention Korea's civil law history.
Batson has become a dagger stuck into the heart of the American jury system and impaled there by elites who believe the average citizen is far too stupid to put aside hatreds to fairly judge fellow human beings.
Fueling the anger are deep-seated feelings in the African-American community that the grand jury system has been used consistently against them.
The US grand jury system is unique, with jurors being given an opportunity to question witnesses and officers, looking at all the facets of the case, using their "man in the street" logic rather than the meticulous standards of jurisprudence to which police or judicial investigators are held.
WITH reference to the Pistorius trial, a legal expert interviewed on Radio Merseyside referred to our jury system and harked back to Magna Carta, democracy and the British system of fair play; on the face of it beyond argument.
Brown is currently charged with misdemeanor assault and his lawyer has filed papers asking for the case to be dismissed on grounds prosecutors misusing the grand jury system.
Against the backdrop of cuts to the justice system, it's not surprising there are those examining the efficacy of the jury system.
This is because the jury system was abolished in 1969 after it was decided that the country's race laws undermined any hope of a fair trial.
It would be the biggest change to the jury system for 800 years, but could save the taxpayer the millions of pounds it costs in having to restart trials all over again.
The jury system is the best and must be the only one used, regardless of the intelligence of the people selected.
early modern times, as a consequence of the jury system, in which panels
Singer, (Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London), who is also a member of the State Bar of California, argues that the function of the costly jury system to safeguard against arbitrary state power and injustice is increasingly being obstructed by little-known judicial practices.
MODERN technology risks damaging the integrity of criminal trials and the jury system, the most senior judge in England and Wales warned today.
AS part of my MSc criminology and criminal justice with the University of Glamorgan (UoG), I am researching the jury system in England and Wales for my dissertation.