Origin of Everything

Why Are There 12 People on a Jury?

Season 3 Episode 6 | 11m 8s  | Video has closed captioning.

When picturing a jury, you probably imagine 12 people - no more, no less. But did you know there is no hard and fast rule about how many members are required on a jury? Today, Danielle looks at the differences between petit and grand juries and the historical accidents that have lead many to believe that juries MUST have twelve members.

Aired: 02/21/20

Rating: NR


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