Washington Law Review


Roger W. Kirst


Part I of this article will review the major developments in the complexity debate. Part II will discuss the development and modem employment of the judge-jury historical test. Part III will examine how the judge-jury historical test accommodates both judicial control of the jury and a political role for the jury. Part IV will discuss how application of the judge-jury historical test will permit judges to use new or expanded powers, such as direct judicial factfinding on some issues in complex cases. Part V will compare the judge-jury historical test with other approaches to the complexity problem.

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