The system routinely excludes not only those who might be familiar with a given case, but also those who have relevant background knowledge that might improve the quality of jury deliberations.
Courts ignore constitutional guarantees while defendants awaiting trial languish in jail.
A 50-year-old precedent was tossed, which caused three justices to dissent.
Jurors remain free to exercise judgment and mercy in a criminal justice system that often lacks both.
SCOTUS Debates Whether the Right to Trial by Jury Should Mean the Same Thing in State and Federal Court
Understanding what’s at stake in Ramos v. Louisiana.
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Unanimous juries (like the ban on excessive fines) might be an easy case; but at some point we will need a theory.
New York's Top Court Rules Immigrants Are Entitled to Jury Trials for Crimes that May Lead to Deportation
Many face getting tossed out of the country for minor crimes. This ruling could result in big changes.
Federal Judge Advocates Jury Nullification After Being Shocked by Overzealous Child Pornography Prosecution
It just makes sense to let jurors know about their already established power to exercise discretion over bad laws and ill-considered prosecutions.
End of a Jim Crow-era law a potential win for jury nullification.
Handing out pamphlets gets treated as a crime.
Reminds prosecutors that juries are supposed to serve as a check on government power
So don't try to use that to get out of jury duty
Took one hour to find Nelson Chatman not guilty of dealing crack cocaine
Because jury duty is already such a joy