Saturday, October 03, 2009

"That will be trial by judge and jury please!"

Truth to Power: The State
The Public Eye []
Sent: Sat 10/3/2007 7:26 AM

The Public Eye has sent you a link to a blog:

Thought you might be interested in this post (and, generally, in Spooner's book AN ESSAY ON THE TRIAL BY JURY), which outlines his fascinating, radical vision of the proper role of juries.

Blog: Truth to Power
Post: The State
Dear Mr. Populi:

Thank you for the link to your blog and the very interesting article which we hope our readers will consult. What we've discovered during our preliminary research on the subject is the Canadian judiciary generally seems to be less inclined to discuss the notion of "jury nullification" compared with their counterparts in the United States.

To explain. Without benefit of formal legal training, jury pools sometimes view evidence and legal arguments differently than judges and lawyers. As the former on occasion rearch quirky decisions so too do juries. Lesson to be learned - if given the option choose trial by judge and jury your odds are better.

Clare L. Pieuk


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