Part I of this paper will provide background information regarding the current academic discussion surrounding the unanimous verdict. Part II will discuss the startling Talmudic passage on the unanimous verdict. It will additionally focus on one explanation that radically reinterprets this passage. Part IIIA will introduce two schools of thought on the rationale behind the anti-unanimity rule. Part IIIB will highlight two areas of modern legal theory affected by such rationales.
Ephraim Glatt, The Unanimous Verdict According to the Talmud: Ancient Law Providing Insight into Modern Legal Theory, 3 Pace Int’l L. Rev. Online Companion 316 (2013), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/pilronline/35/.