11 Facts About Jury


Jury is a sworn body of people convened to hear evidence and render an impartial verdict officially submitted to them by a court, or to set a penalty or judgment.

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Jury'sriffs prepared cases for trial and found jurors with relevant knowledge and testimony.

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Jury nullification means deciding not to apply the law to the facts in a particular case by jury decision.

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Nevertheless, the Jury Ordinance requires that a jury in any proceedings should be composed of at least 5 jurors.

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Jury trials were abolished in most Indian courts by the 1973 Code of Criminal Procedure.

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Jury was reintroduced in 1887, and was then solely used in criminal cases on the second tier of the three-tier Norwegian court system .

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Jury trials are available for some few areas of civil law ; these require 12 jurors .

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Jury sentencing is the practice of having juries decide what penalties to give those who have been convicted of criminal offenses.

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Jury sentencing has been seen as a way to in many cases render moot the questions raised by Apprendi and related cases such as Blakely v Washington and United States v Booker about the differences between elements of an offense and sentencing factors by letting the jury decide all the facts.

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Jury's argues that since sentencing requires individualized, case-by-case assessments, sentences should be decided through small-scale deliberation by juries, as opposed to having lawmakers codify general policies for mechanical application by judges.

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Jury's argues that the hearing and consideration of diverse opinions will give the sentencing decisions greater legitimacy, and that engaging ordinary citizens in government through this process of deliberative democracy will give these citizens confidence about their ability to influence political decisions and thus increase their willingness to participate in politics even after the end of their jury service.

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