The high court's vote to require more jury participation was 5-4 and included the same odd right-left combination of justices as those who had held sway in June. Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas are the court's most conservative members. Justices John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are in the liberal wing.
Refreshing! -- on a number of counts.
Footnote: Perhaps the UK will reconsider its current skepticism about the value of lay participation in ajudication?