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Sinopoli Lecture: Justifying the Jury

Although history provides many arguments in favor of juries, one justification must be paramount: the jury's ability to produce just verdicts. Why should we have any confidence in the jury's reliability? This talk by Melissa Schwartzberg, Silver Professor of Politics at New York University, will examine the egalitarian commitments that underlie our beliefs about the justice of jury verdicts, and how these commitments, and their challenges, shape how we justify democracy more generally.