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December 26th, 2006

Quotes on the Law and Lawyers #4 (Trial By Jury)

From the Trial by Jury Department:

“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“The jury system has come to stand for all we mean by English justice. The scrutiny of 12 honest jurors provides defendants and plaintiffs alike a safeguard from arbitrary perversion of the law.”
— Winston Churchill

The jury has the power to bring a verdict in the teeth of both law and fact.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, United States Supreme Court Justice

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