Under the Guise of Reform: How Marijuana Possession Is Exposing the Flaws in the Criminal Justice System's Guarantee of a Right to a Jury Trial

Author:Taylor E. Whitten

Recent Supreme Court decisions have restricted a criminal defendant's right to a jury trial. By setting the threshold to trigger a jury trial right at six-months imprisonment, the Supreme Court once feared that the legislature might classify serious crimes as petty, and take away a defendant's right to a jury trial. But what if the opposite happened? What if the legislature classified an offense... (see full summary)

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