Judith S. Kaye


In this article, the Chief Judge of the State of New York, Judith S. Kaye, writes about several aspects of 12 Angry Men that raise concerns for all of today's chief judges. She connects scenes in the film to the modern challenges of maintaining adequate jury facilities, assuring juror diversity, providing effective legal representation to those who cannot afford counsel, and incorporating twenty-first-century technology. Although much has changed in jury service since 1957, Judge Kaye concludes that the essence of the film has not: the quest for justice is timeless.

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