Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Constitutional Action

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I owe a great debt to my family, Alissa, Cole, Mom and Dad, Anndrea, Michael, Ann, and Tom for reading and commenting on drafts of this book and giving me love, confidence, and the education to make my ideas a reality.

I wish to thank my colleagues at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia for their inspiration and dedication to their clients and the courts. I also wish to thank my counterparts at the United States Attorney’s Office for their respect and collegiality. Many judges from the District of Columbia Superior Court took the time to review this book and provide helpful comments. I want to thank them for teaching me about the jury system. In addition, Professors Neil Vidmar, Nancy Marder, Charles J. Ogletree Jr., and David Rudovsky, Judges Gregory Mize and William C. Pryor, and others have given their positive feedback to improve this book.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Foreword - The American Jury System- Democracy at Work xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - An Invitation to Participation 9
  • 2 - Selecting Fairness 27
  • 3 - Choosing Equality 47
  • 4 - Connecting to the Common Good 65
  • 5 - Living Liberty 81
  • 6 - Deciding through Deliberation 101
  • 7 - Protecting a Dissenting Voice 117
  • 8 - Judging Accountability 139
  • Conclusion 161
  • Notes 165
  • Text of United States Constitution 197
  • Index 229
  • About the Author 234
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