Forum with Suja Thomas: The Missing American Jury

The Civil Jury Project sponsored a forum for Professor Suja Thomas of the University of Illinois School of Law to discuss her book “The Missing American Jury.” The book emphasizes the constitutional role of civil, criminal, and grand juries. It argues that the jury should be recognized as a co-equal of the traditional actors and specifically as a significant check to balance their powers—essentially as a “branch.” It then explores the reasons for the decline of jury trials in the United States and the effects this decline has on our society and democracy. The panel included Suja Thomas and Burt Neuborne and was moderated by Steve Susman.


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