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Topic: jury verdicts
Is Andrew Bolt right? Would 12 random Victorians be too biased to judge Pell’s fate?

Is Andrew Bolt right? Would 12 random Victorians be too biased to judge Pell’s fate?

Among many other things, Magna Carta enshrined the human right to trial by one’s peers. But is this 800-year-old relic still relevant in today's wi-fi-enabled world?

Manufacturing consent for SA’s nuclear program

Manufacturing consent for SA’s nuclear program

The SA government has turned to a "citizen's jury" to manufacture trust in its nuclear policy. But the process is far from independent, writes University of Adelaide politics lecturer Benito Cao.

Give jurors background, Rann says, despite all the evidence against

Give jurors background, Rann says, despite all the evidence against

Electioneering politicians in South Australia back a proposal to allow jurors to hear about "relevant" prior convictions of the accused. Yet overseas examples show it leads to unsafe verdicts.

Throwing in the Towle at tragedy

Throwing in the Towle at tragedy

Could the families of the six young people killed near Mildura as the result of dangerous driving on the part of Thomas Towle, have avoided the anger and grief they have experienced over the past 48 hours? Greg Barns writes.