One day, in some courtroom in the United States, a juror will stand up in the middle of a criminal case and shout: "Liar, liar, robe on fire!" I hope it happens in Connecticut. Here is why. When we refuse to let juries know the truth about the consequences of a conviction in a criminal case, we hamper a jury's ability to check the abuse of power. Juries that are not fully informed can't do their job. Withholding truth from juries is dishonest. We do it every day in Connecticut and call it justice.
One Hand Clapping
Rules Of Game Keep Jurors In Dark
The Connecticut Law Tribune
November 30, 2009
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