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I Was Juror No. 4

Like everyone, I dreaded jury duty. But it proved to be a powerful experience.

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Like everyone, I dreaded jury duty. But it proved to be a powerful experience.

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  • Alfred Trimarchi

    Was anyone informed: "The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy." John Jay, 1st Chief Justice 64 United States supreme Court, 1789 "The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts." Samuel Chase, U.S. supreme Court Justice, 1796, Signer of the unanimous Declaration "the jury has the power to bring a verdict in the teeth of both law and fact." Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. supreme Court Justice, 1902 "The law itself is on trial quite as much as the cause which is to be decided." Harlan F. Stone, 12th Chief Justice U.S. supreme Court, 1941 "The pages of history shine on instance of the jury‘s exercise of its prerogative to disregard instructions of the judge..." U.S.vs Dougherty, 473 F 2nd 113, 1139, (1972)

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