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Even US Juries don't always consist of Twelve Angry Men! (grin) | 244 comments | Create New Account
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Even US Juries don't always consist of Twelve Angry Men! (grin)
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, May 21 2013 @ 05:29 PM EDT
I don't know what the rules are in the US, but panel sizes vary, and can shrink
during trials, too!

(Christenson)

For the uninitiated,
Twelve Angry Men is a famous story (maybe a play?) where someone has been killed
by knife, and one juror slowly convinces the other 11 that the prosecution's
story really isn't all that convincing...

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

a sad state of affairs
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, May 22 2013 @ 11:42 AM EDT
I do not think I will pardon you. The principal to be tried by one's peers are
very old. That is is the reason why there is a lay influence in most juridical
processes. This lay influence is usually sloppily translated into English as
"a jury" which might confuse some, that it works just as the American
or English jury. The problem with any limited number of people deliberating by
them selves, as an American or English jury do, is that one force-full person
can turn a jury any which way he want. This is less likely to happen in say
Sweden where the law judges and the lay judges deliberate together.
It was also less likely to happen when the Old Icelandic Thing reached their
conclusion about a case.
There is a lot a learn from history. Also that one seldom use what one has
learned.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

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