In the United States, judges and juries sit passively while attorneys have the main responsibility for conducting the trial and presenting the evidence. In most European and South American countries, the judges and jurors sit together actively and conduct the trial in an effort to seek the truth while the attorneys take a passive role.
What method does a better job at getting at the truth and serving justice? Do you think jurors are qualified to determine the amount of compensatory and punitive damages that should be awarded to a successful plaintiff? Or should that task be handled only by a judge?