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Legal Moments at the Movies

April 1, 2017

"We may be trying to let a guilty man go free, I don't know ... But we have a reasonable doubt, and that's something that's very valuable in our system. No jury can declare a man guilty unless it's sure."

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—Juror number 8 (Henry Fonda, fifth from left) tries to convince fellow members of a jury that the defendant may be innocent in 12 Angry Men (1957).

Reader Comments

  1. Frank Pray says:

    Every jury needs a juror #8 who can hold his ground after 4:00 p.m. Friday.

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