A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 28, 1981

In spite of its flaws, the American judicial system remains a truly democratic institution, touching the lives of citizens in every walk of life-including journalists. For Reporter-Researcher Alain Sanders, who has a law degree from Columbia University Law School, the call to jury duty came at a particularly inopportune, if apt, moment. Sanders was called by both the New York State and federal courts while in the midst of checking this week's cover story on the U.S. jury system. A former New York City attorney, Sanders claimed an exemption on the grounds that he was actively engaged in reporting and researching...

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