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Kara Liu: The democracy and longevity of the American jury

Editor’s note: This is the excerpted version of the winning essay from the American Heritage Essay contest conducted by Modesto City Schools, the Stanislaus County Office of Education and The Modesto Bee. Kara Liu, a student at Beyer High, addressed the prompt: In 1215 the Magna Carta affirmed a right to trial by jury. Eight-hundred years later and a continent away, many civil and criminal disputes are still resolved by juries. Is trial by jury an idea past its prime? Citations and footnotes have been removed. Liu was awarded a $2,000 scholarship for the

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Modesto Nuts Early-Season Star Wes Rogers

The Modesto Nuts' Wes Rogers is off to a fast start. He was interviewed Saturday night, April 30, 2016, at Modesto, Calif. (By Ron Agostini, ragostini@modbee.com)
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