Trial by Jury


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Trial by Jury

trial of a breach-of-promise suit is dismissed when the judge decides to many the plaintiff. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan Trial by Jury]
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By contrast, Justice Harlan Fiske Stone stated in dissent that the Seventh Amendment may guarantee a trial by jury,
The National Association of Probation Officers has also voiced concerns, claiming that the proposals to reduce trial by jury would lead to a sharp increase in the prison population.
PEOPLE accused of crimes with a jail term of less than two years should lose the right to trial by jury.
By 222 to 126, majority 96, peers backed a powerful cross-party amendment to the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill keeping defendants' right to choose trial by jury.
In the Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers charged King George with combining with others "to subject us to Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws," as well as "depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury," and "transporting us beyond the seas to be tried for pretended offenses.
in an unfavorable position, as they now face imminent trial by jury on a self-admitted $3 Billion liability," said David Pullman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Pullman Group,(R) LLC.
A JUDGE yesterday warned Home Secretary Jack Straw he was wrong in trying to curb the right to trial by jury.
Home Secretary Mr Jack Straw will today unveil controversial plans to limit the right of defendants to elect trial by jury.
EXE has requested a trial by jury and will ask the jury to award compensatory and punitive damages.
The ICC would recognize no right to a trial by jury and certainly no right to a speedy trial.
Jack Straw's plan to cut the right to trial by jury - a right dating back to 1166 - for offences including grievous bodily harm, theft, drugs and indecent assault, will have a serious impact on black defendants.
Government proposals to limit the right to trial by jury will hit black defendants disproportionately hard, lawyers opposing the changes said yesterday.