We, the Jury: The Jury System and the Ideal of Democracy : with a New Preface

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Harvard University Press, 1994 - Law - 308 pages
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In a new preface to this foundational book on the American jury, Abramson responds to his critics, defends his views on the jury as an embodiment of deliberative democracy in action, and reflects on jury trials and reforms.
  

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A former assistant district attorney, Abramson (politics, Brandeis) believes in the American jury system and in democracy. Here he discusses historical and contemporary court cases that exemplify or ... Read full review

Contents

DEMOCRATIC KNOWLEDGE
15
Juries and Higher Justice
57
DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION
97
Scientific Jury Selection
143
DEMOCRATIC DELIBERATION
177
Race and the Death Penalty
207
Conclusion
241
Appendix
251
Index
300
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Jeffrey Abramson is Professor of Government and Law and Fellow of the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Chair in Government, The University of Texas at Austin.

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