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Why jury duty matters : a citizen's guide to constitutional action

Author: Andrew G Ferguson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2013.
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"It's easy to forget how important the jury really is to America. The right to be a juror is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed to all eligible citizens. The right to trial by jury helped spark the American Revolution, was quickly adopted at the Constitutional Convention, and is the only right that appears in both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But for most of us, a jury summons is an unwelcome  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferguson, Andrew G.
Why jury duty matters.
New York : New York University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)822018690
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew G Ferguson
ISBN: 9780814729021 0814729029 9780814729038 0814729037 9780814729045 0814729045 9780814729052 0814729053
OCLC Number: 777627059
Description: xvii, 234 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: An invitation to participation --
Selecting fairness --
Choosing equality --
Connecting to the common good --
Living liberty --
Deciding through deliberation --
Protecting a dissenting voice --
Judging accountability.
Responsibility: Andrew Guthrie Ferguson ; with a foreword by Charles Ogletree, Jr.
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"This book will help us all move beyond feeling jury service is solely a duty. These well-written pages clearly demonstrate jury service is a privilege and that a jury summons is an admission ticket Read more...

 
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