Acting as jurors, ordinary citizens have the power to free the accused, levy enormous fines on negligent corporations, and even mete out the death penalty - powers most countries keep in the hands of the ruling elite. As this anthology reveals, Americans have a longstanding attachment to this right, even as some question the way it works in practice.
"Robert Winters edits The Right To A Trial By Jury, an addition to the 'Bill of Rights' series which provides 142 pages of detail on how juries operate in this country. From the origins and evolution of the jury concept to various court involvements and constitutional rights, The Right To A Trial By Jury is also suitable for both research and classroom debate."
--Children's Bookwatch, April 2006
Price: US $37.90