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Visiting Judge Akira Yasumi Studies U.S. Courts

ATLANTA–Where Akira Yasumi comes from, the right to trial by jury doesn’t exist — yet.

In the courts of Japan, where Yasumi is a district court judge, criminal cases are decided by three professional judges, who also hand down sentences. A new system going into effect in May of this year, called Saiban-in, is a… more »

 
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