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From the Publisher"In the Hands of the People should be read by everybody who wants to understand the liberties we protect through our jury system—and should be read by every judge and every attorney who will ever be involved in picking a jury. It is just that good."
— Patrick J. Leahy, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
"In the Hands of the People reminded me of how blessed we are to live in a system where the rule of law governs and where our rights are adjudicated by a peer group. Judge Dwyer's artful weaving of story after story, anecdote after anecdote, while educating his reader to the procedures and the philosophies of our system of advocacy is brilliant. This book deserves to become a classic."
— Ronald Jay Cohen, Chairman, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
"Judge Dwyer spent his life with juries—as trial lawyer, as judge, and now as scholar of the institution he reveres. With unpretentious authority, he presents the wonderful old jury lore, and at the same time explains what went wrong in the O.J. case. As layperson or lawyer, you will be equipped to think about the issues and enter the public policy debate on the basis of this single book."
— Barbara Allen Babcock, Professor, Stanford University School of Law
"By weaving together an entertaining narrative of the rise of the jury system, Judge Dwyer makes the case for the jury at a time when it's under fire. From his long experience as one of the nation's leading trial lawyers and as a much admired federal judge, Dwyer also offers practical suggestions for improving trials without tampering with the jury itself."
— Stephen Bosworth, Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
"An impassioned case for the value of our jury system. Judges, lawyers, and prosecutors could learn much from this story, but it is American citizens who should read it and then be eager and proud to serve on a jury. Judge Dwyer has again contributed mightily to our understanding of the judicial system."
— Daniel J. Evans, former U.S. Senator, Governor of Washington, and Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government