The Rodney King cases focused a public spotlight on the role and consequences of jury decisions at a moment in history when juries have become the objects of politically-motivated reform efforts. The juxtaposition of political reactions to the King cases and contemporary efforts to reform the power of juries provides an enlightening illustration of underlying issues about both the jury's proper role in the American governing system and the political interests pushing for jury reform.
Smith, Christopher E.
"Imagery, Politics, and Jury Reform,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 28
, Article 4.
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