Studies say serving on a jury makes citizens more politically engaged. But too few Americans are showing up to jury duty when summoned, forcing cases to be drastically delayed. A look at the jury system in America today, and why many say it still needs reform.
Washington Post Book World editor Marie Arana tells of growing up between two continents and two cultures. Her memoir American Chica (Dial) is about her childhood as daughter of a Peruvian father and American mother.
- Marie Arana editor of the Washington Post Book World and author of "An American Chica."
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