I knew I could count on you to have more info!
Quote from: Susan B. Anthony on March 04, 2009, 08:49:06 PMI knew I could count on you to have more info!Sorry for the know-it-ally post. This is a particular set of institutional politics that is very near to my heart.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/18/us/18juries.htmlAlso, ftr, I miss Alci something serious.
Aww, life has been busy lately with work and other "adult" things (e.g., house hunting), but I still pop in every now and then to see what's new Smiley.Re: the article-- I'm not so sure that it's a bad thing that jurors are trying to become more knowledgeable. Of course, it wreaks havoc on the closed universe that is supposed to a trial, but if our ultimate goal is truthfinding, I don't think a trial in its current form serves that purpose. There was also a story about a law professor who somehow ended up on a jury in NJ and explained various legal terms to his fellow jurors. He wrote a law review article about it, and the court overturned that verdict too. Silly.