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Juries and judges versus the law Virginia"s provincial legal perspective, 1783-1828 by Frederick Thornton Miller

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Published by University Press of Virginia in Charlottesville .
Written in English



  • Virginia


  • Justice, Administration of -- Virginia -- History,
  • Jury -- Virginia -- History,
  • Sociological jurisprudence,
  • State rights

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-162) and index.

StatementF. Thornton Miller.
SeriesConstitutionalism and democracy
LC ClassificationsKFV2478 .M55 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 175 p. ;
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1428217M
ISBN 100813914868
LC Control Number93039426

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A judge, on the other hand, is an individual who is tasked to preside over a court proceeding. He can either act on his own or with a panel of judges. They hear all evidence presented by witnesses, assess all facts, and decide on a ruling based on his judgment and interpretation of the law. A judge may work on his own or with a jury.   Jury. A jury is a body of people appointed to arrive at a decision in a matter that may have come up in a law court. Jury’s decision is called verdict or judgment in much the same manner as a single judge. Juries oversee proceedings in a court of law . Juries of six to twelve persons are selected from the jury pool. The size of jury varies from state to state and depends to some extent on the type of case at trial. In civil cases, especially in courts of limited jurisdiction, the standard size in many jurisdictions is becoming six, which can be . Noun (juries) (legal) A group of individuals chosen from the general population to hear and decide a case in a court of law. * "And so the jury' and he approached, as if this were a time of peace instead of one of the greatest world disturbances ever known in history, the question whether the prosecution had proved to the '''jury’s''' satisfaction that George Joseph Smith was guilty of murder.

depends on whether the legal system derives from a common or a civil law tradition. Juries are more likely to act as independent decision makers in common law adversarial trials, whereas lay judges appear more often in civil law inquisitorial trials and tribunals (Thaman ). “Juries, Lay Judges, and Trials” describes the widespread practice of including ordinary citizens as legal decision makers in the criminal trial. In some countries, lay persons serve as jurors and determine the guilt and occasionally the punishment of the accused. Librarian's tip: Chap. Ten "Simulation, Realism, and the Study of the Jury" and Chap. Eleven "The Psychology of Jury and Juror Decision Making" Read preview Overview American Law in a Global Context: The Basics By George P. Fletcher; Steve Sheppard Oxford University Press, Federal juries for civil suits must have six jurors criminal suits must have twelve. jury instructions - A judge's explanation to the jury before it begins deliberations of the questions it must answer and the law governing the case. Each party suggests jury instructions to the judge, but the judge .