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Instructions to the Jury: Summary Without Comment

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Washington University Law Quarterly


Any attempt at sensible explanation requires state-by-state discussion. For the time being, therefore, it is simply mentioned that the merits or demerits of the "mere colorless summary" are hardly a profitable subject of discussion if it be true, as this paper contends, that in truth the instruction process of an overwhelming majority of the states stops very considerably short thereof.