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Letting jurors ask questions

These experiments got their start in Arizona but have now spread elsewhere, notes columnist Steve Chapman:

Recently, the federal courts in the 7th Circuit, encompassing Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, conducted an experiment in which members of the jury sitting in civil trials were allowed to submit questions for anyone testifying. From all the evidence, justice was well served.

More: New Jersey Law Journal, Peter Nordberg.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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