DISCUSSION: Not much to say, except that you need to be able to find a specific line that supports your answer.
- Not necessarily. It’s possible that the other eleven jurors could be wrong. The author never says whether the minority or majority tends to be right.
- Yikes, that’s a broad statement. The author might think there are many flaws with the justice system, even if they think unanimous juries are fine.
- Not necessarily. Lines 4-5 mention that juries are often used in serious criminal cases.
- CORRECT. Lines 29-33 strongly suggest this. You can’t have a unanimity requirement without occasionally having hung juries.
- Lines 45-50 imply that every juror does get a fair hearing when there is a unanimity requirement. The other jurors are forced to listen to the dissenter.
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