Sun 24 May 2009, The Guardian

Is it time to open the door on jury rooms?

By Marcel Berlins
The Times was fined £15,000 by the high court last week for revealing what went on in jury deliberations during a manslaughter trial. The newspaper is appealing. The case raises once again the issue of jury confidentiality. In these days when transparency is king, the jury is one of the very few institutions remaining where secrecy still rules. But why should we not be allowed to know how juries reach their decision?
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