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Sunday, May 1, 2005

Japan to Institute Jury Trials

Japan has evidently decided to add citizen involvement in trials for serious criminal offenses.  The citizens called to service will act as lay judges, deciding cases with the professional judge. [Jack Chin] UPDATE: Here's an article on the topic by BC LawProf Robert Bloom; also Korea is also moving toward jury trials.

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