Role of Judges and Juries in Death Penalty Cases This week, more than 100 inmates on death row were given a reprieve thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that says juries, rather than judges, must decide who gets sentenced to death. NPR's Neal Conan and guests discuss whether juries are more accurate and impartial. Guest:

Charles Lane
*Staff writer for The Washington Post

Paul Lisnek
*Trial lawyer and jury consultant
*Author of forthcoming The Hidden Jury (Sourcebooks, Inc., Sept. 2003)

Judge Earl Strayhorn (Retired)
*Judge for 28 years, 24 of those in the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court in Cook County (Chicago)

Role of Judges and Juries in Death Penalty Cases

Role of Judges and Juries in Death Penalty Cases

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This week, more than 100 inmates on death row were given a reprieve thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that says juries, rather than judges, must decide who gets sentenced to death. NPR's Neal Conan and guests discuss whether juries are more accurate and impartial. Guest:

Charles Lane
*Staff writer for The Washington Post

Paul Lisnek
*Trial lawyer and jury consultant
*Author of forthcoming The Hidden Jury (Sourcebooks, Inc., Sept. 2003)

Judge Earl Strayhorn (Retired)
*Judge for 28 years, 24 of those in the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court in Cook County (Chicago)