By Vivia Chen, The Careerist I Was Juror No. 4 Like everyone, I dreaded jury duty. But it proved to be a powerful experience. August 1, 2016 12:00 AM EDT | 1 Comments share share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. reprints Like everyone, I dreaded jury duty. But it proved to be a powerful experience. This premium content is reserved for American Lawyer subscribers. Continue reading by getting started with a subscription. Subscribe Now for Unlimited Access Already a subscriber? Log in now VIEW COMMENTS ( 1 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions Alfred Trimarchi Aug 01, 2016 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) Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202762959711 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.