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How to Respond to the Problems of the Civil Jury, 77 Judicature 236 (1994)

Abstract

The civil jury has changed in many
ways throughout the years. Remarkably,
however, these changes have seldombeen
structural. Instead, the social
functions of the jury and the
context in which it operates have
changed. Functionally, the jury has
moved from fact reporting to fact
finding, from deciding both the law
and the facts to deciding only the
facts, and from being utterly controlled
by judges to being relatively independent.
Contextually, it now operates
in a milieu oferoding institutional
authority, sharpened social divisions,
and more complex factual and normative
disputes.

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1994

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