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Judges have more knowledge of the civil jury system than anyone.
In a recent survey:

  • Ninety-one percent believe the system is in good condition
    needing, at best, only minor work.
  • Only 1 percent of the judges who responded gave the jury
    system low marks.
  • Judges have great faith in juries to solve complicated
    issues.
  • Ninety-six percent said they agree with jury verdicts most
    or all of the time.
  • Nine of 10 judges said jurors show considerable understanding
    of legal issues involved in the cases they hear.

Source:
Dallas Morning News and Southern Methodist School of Law survey of federal trial judges in the United States, its territories and protectorates – over 900 judges. About 65% (594) of the federal judges responded. Allen Pusey, “Judges rule in favor of juries: Surveys by Morning News, SMU law school find overwhelming support for citizens’ role in court system,” Dallas Morning News, May 7, 2000.

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