Mansfieldism Reconsidered

12 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2005

Date Written: August 1, 2005

Abstract

Examines history, using original sources, showing that the original standard of due process for jury trials was to argue all questions of law in the presence of the jury, and argues that the present practice of removing legal argument from the presence of the jury is unconstitutional.

Keywords: jury, trial, due process, legal argument, constitution,procedure

JEL Classification: K10, K14, K40, K41

Suggested Citation

Roland, Jon, Mansfieldism Reconsidered (August 1, 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=776227 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.776227

Jon Roland (Contact Author)

Constitution Society ( email )

2900 W Anderson Ln
C-200-322
Austin, TX 78757
United States

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