Author Date

2020-04-01

Degree Name

BA

Department

French and Italian

College

Humanities

Defense Date

2020-03-06

Publication Date

2020-04-01

First Faculty Advisor

Dr. Marie Orton

First Faculty Reader

Dr. Dan Paul

Second Faculty Reader

Dr. Justin Collings

Honors Coordinator

Dr. Marie Orton

Keywords

impartiality, justice, law, jury, constitution, legal, lawyer, knox, simpson, society

Abstract

This thesis examines the constitutional guarantees of impartiality granted in both the United States and Italian constitutions. Aided by the presentation of these two constitutional legal systems, this paper will attempt to break apart the elements of each system and point out key differences. By pointing out the differences in these systems including variations in their founding documents, the structure of the courts, the role of the judges, the role of the advocates, and the role of other key players, this paper will show that while individual cases in both countries are exposed to multiple biases throughout the legal process, in the end justice is given impartially.

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