At the root of many contemporary debates over the civil justice or tort system--debates over punitive damages, preemption, and tort reform more broadly--are underlying questions about the justification for the civil jury. The United States is the only country that still uses a jury in civil cases, and most civil jury trials are tort trials.
Jason M. Solomon,
The Political Puzzle of the Civil Jury,
Emory L. J.
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