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In the Hands of the People: The Trial Jury's Origins, Triumphs, Troubles, and Future in American Democracy

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In a passionate warning that is not only well-reasoned, as becomes a renowned former trial lawyer and present federal judge, but is also a compelling and entertaining read, William L. Dwyer defies those who would abolish our jury system and hand over its power to judges or to panels of "experts." He aims, by making his readers aware of what should be done, to help us save ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published January 22nd 2002)
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Roger Briggs
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Even though written 15 years ago, Judge Dwyer's book on the importance of sustaining and supporting the jury system is compelling reading. It will make you want to respond positively to a jury summons and not look for an excuse to find someway out of the call to duty. Half of the book outlines the history and evolution of the courts and the jury of 12 to form a discussion in the last half of the book on the importance of maintaining the jury system. Recommended for anyone who wants to have a bet ...more
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