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Why juries work best

Paul Mendelle QC, chairman of the Criminal Bar Association, has a terrific piece in the Guardian. He says that 12-person juries are far better than a single judge in deciding a case. He cites research into half a million cases in England and Wales, which has found juries to be fair, efficient and effective - when the evidence they see is accurate and complete. He also makes an essential connection between juries and a healthy democracy. If you're interested, you'll want to read the whole thing.

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