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We, the Jury

The Jury System and the Ideal of Democracy, With a New Preface

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PAPERBACK

$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674004306

Publication Date: 11/15/2000

Short

350 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Power to the persuasive! That’s the message of Jeffrey Abramson’s incisive, thoroughly researched, demanding book about the role of the jury in American democracy… At a rare moment when the media have whetted the public appetite for commentary about the jury, of all things, a fresh, substantial [book] has come along.The Washington Post Book World

Anyone tempted to ridicule juries…should read Jeffrey Abramson’s profound and eloquent defense of the American jury system… Mr. Abramson has faith in juries because they are a form of democratic justice. He describes in fascinating detail how democracy in America has developed over the years in tandem with the jury system.The Economist

Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist, 1995 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Current Interest Category
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