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Juries Provide Vital Role in Democratic Process

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In this segment of Making Democracy Work, Lisa Langley talks with Greene County Associate Circuit Court judge, Ron Carrier, about the role of juries in society.

According to Ron Carrier, the fifth, sixth and seventh amendments to the Constitution guarantee the right to a jury for all criminal cases and in all civil suits exceeding twenty dollars.

He says the jury serves as a link between the courts and the people and also as a guard against possible oppression by the government.

In Greene County, once you have served on a jury, you will not be called on again for at least two years.