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When:   April 28, 2009 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where:   New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
(between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
Price:   FREE
Type:   Lecture


        No one may be convicted by an American court unless shown guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  This rule originated centuries ago, not to protect criminal defendants from erroneous convictions, but to protect the souls of jurors.  How have this rule and the role of juries evolved?  What purpose do they serve today?  What is their future?
    Moderator:   Albert Feuer, Law Offices of Albert Feuer
    Panelists:      The Honorable George Bundy Smith
                           Retired Associate Judge of the
                                 New York Court of Appeals
                           Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
                           Tracey L. Meares
                           Professor, Yale Law School
                           James Q. Whitman
                           Professor, Yale Law School
                           Author of "The Origins of Reasonable Doubt--
                             Theological Roots of the Criminal Trial"

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