What Happened to the American Jury? Proposals for Revamping Plea Bargaining and Summary Judgment

Litigation, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Spring 2017)

6 Pages Posted: 30 May 2017  

Suja A. Thomas

University of Illinois College of Law

Date Written: May 25, 2017

Abstract

Plea bargaining and summary judgment have contributed to the disappearance of the jury. This short paper describes the "plea offer," "sentence" and "consensus" requirements -- three seemingly controversial but rational ways to restore the jury in our present system.

Keywords: plea bargaining, summary judgment, jury, criminal, civil, grand

JEL Classification: K14, K40, K41

Suggested Citation

Thomas, Suja A., What Happened to the American Jury? Proposals for Revamping Plea Bargaining and Summary Judgment (May 25, 2017). Litigation, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Spring 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2974069

Suja A. Thomas (Contact Author)

University of Illinois College of Law ( email )

504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
United States

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