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Topic subjectHey Buddy, what do alternate jurors do?
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13432087, Hey Buddy, what do alternate jurors do?
Posted by shockvalue, Wed May-05-21 02:22 PM
Are they a thing in part for situations like this?

Cuz I'm over here thinking, if you had 13-14 jurors (1 or 2 of whom are designated alternates, whose votes are only applied to the total in the event there's an issue with jurors 1-12) instead of 12, you could avoid needing to overturn decisions.

However 1.) That's vastly more people serving jury duty
2.) Perhaps there would be issues with having "lower stakes" jurors participating in the process?

Just spitballing here.