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Saturday, August 08, 2009
First Japanese Trial with Lay Judges
The first Japanese trial with lay judges (in the modern era) took place. But that's not the real news. The real news is that one of the lay judges questioned a witness. See Setsuko Kamiya, "Historic first: Lay judge quizzes witness," Japan Times Online (August 5, 2009). Perhaps now we'll hear less about the supposed servility of the ordinary Japanese citizen.