The missing American jury : restoring the fundamental constitutional role of the criminal, civil, and grand juries /

"Criminal, civil, and grand juries have disappeared from the American legal system. Over time, despite their significant presence in the Constitution, juries have been robbed of their power by the federal government and the states. For example, leveraging harsher criminal penalties, executive o...

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Main Author: Thomas, Suja A.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
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245 1 4 |a The missing American jury :  |b restoring the fundamental constitutional role of the criminal, civil, and grand juries /  |c Suja A. Thomas, University of Illinois, College of Law 
260 |a New York, NY :  |b Cambridge University Press,  |c 2016 
300 |a ix, 251 pages ;  |c 24 cm 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0 |a The missing American jury: an introduction -- The fall of the criminal, civil, and grand juries and the rise of the executive, the legislature, the judiciary, and the states -- The missing branch -- Interpreting jury authority -- Restoring the jury -- Beyond the constitution: affirming a role for lay jurors in America's government and world-wide -- A branch among equals in American democracy: a conclusion 
520 |a "Criminal, civil, and grand juries have disappeared from the American legal system. Over time, despite their significant presence in the Constitution, juries have been robbed of their power by the federal government and the states. For example, leveraging harsher criminal penalties, executive officials have forced criminal defendants into plea bargains, eliminating juries. Capping money awards, legislatures have stripped juries of their power to fix damages. Ordering summary judgment, judges dispose of civil cases without sending them to a jury. This is not what the founders intended. Examining the Constitution's text and historical sources, the book explores how the jury's authority has been taken and how it can be restored to its rightful, co-equal position as a 'branch' of government. Discussing the value of juries beyond the Constitution's requirements, the book also discusses the significance of juries world-wide and argues jury decision-making should be preferred over determinations by other governmental bodies"--  |c Provided by publisher 
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