Sunday, February 19, 2017


Today, I simply wanted to write about the role of the jury in the American criminal
justice system.  After more than 38 years as a criminal lawyer, including 26 years as a
former prosecutor, and since then, over 12 years as a criminal defense attorney, I can
honestly say that, even though mistakes occur, our jury system usually gets it right!

I would much prefer my own fate to be decided by a jury of my peers, drawn from
my community, than by a judge or group of political appointees, which is often
the case in other countries around the world!

What is you opinion?