An Essay on the Trial by Jury

Author: Lysander Spooner

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 1410104656

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Unquestionably the most radical treatise ever written on the American jury, examining Magna Carta and a host of other historical sources to sustain the claim that jurors should be chosen from the entire population and be judges of both fact and law . One of the earliest treatises on the subject. Spooner's powerful argument for reform of the jury system holds that jurors should be drawn by lot from the whole body of citizens, and that they should be judges of law as well as of the fact in question. Spooner [1808-1887] was well known for his controversial arguments on political and legal subjects. Spooner maintained that jurors should be drawn by lot from the whole body of citizens, and that they should be judges of law as well as of fact. Contents: The Right of Juries to Judge of the Justice of Laws The Trial by Jury, As Defined by Magna Carta 1. The History of Magna Carta. 2. The Language of Magna Carta Additional Proofs of the Rights and Duties of Juries 1. Weakness of the Regal Authority 2. The Ancient Common Law Juries Were Mere Courts of Conscience 3. The Oaths of Juror. 4. The Right of Jurors to Fix the Sentence 5. The Oaths of Judges 6. The Coronation Oath The Rights and Duties of Juries in Civil Suits Objections Answered Juries of the Present Day Illegal Illegal Judges The Free Administration of Justice The Criminal Intent Moral Considerations for Jurors Authority of Magna Carta Limitations Imposed Upon the Majority by the Trial by Jury Appendix Taxation

The Right to a Trial by Jury

Author: Robert Winters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780737719376

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 142

View: 1313

Discusses the history of the right to a trial by jury, offering court cases and essays to explore different points of view on the issue.

A Treatise on Trial by Jury

Including Questions of Law and Fact : with an Introductory Chapter on the Origin and History of the Jury Trial

Author: John Proffatt

Publisher: San Francisco : S. Whitney


Category: Jury

Page: 608

View: 7354


A Trial by Jury

Author: D. Graham Burnett

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375414258

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 383

When Princeton historian D. Graham Burnett answered his jury duty summons, he expected to spend a few days catching up on his reading in the court waiting room. Instead, he finds himself thrust into a high-pressure role as the jury foreman in a Manhattan trial. There he comes face to face with a stunning act of violence, a maze of conflicting evidence, and a parade of bizarre witnesses. But it is later, behind the closed door of the jury room, that he encounters the essence of the jury experience — he and eleven citizens from radically different backgrounds must hammer consensus out of confusion and strong disagreement. By the time he hands over the jury’s verdict, Burnett has undergone real transformation, not just in his attitude toward the legal system, but in his understanding of himself and his peers. Offering a compelling courtroom drama and an intimate and sometimes humorous portrait of a fractious jury, A Trial by Jury is also a finely nuanced examination of law and justice, personal responsibility and civic duty, and the dynamics of power and authority between twelve equal people. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Trial by Jury

Social and Psychological Dynamics

Author: Ramesh Deosaran

Publisher: Institute of Social and Economic Research University of West


Category: Criminal procedure

Page: 324

View: 4665


Blacks and the trial by jury

The black man's experience in the courts

Author: Alfred Schaufelberger

Publisher: Herbert Lang Et Co Ag


Category: Political Science

Page: 170

View: 9233


The Palladium of Justice

Origins of Trial by Jury

Author: Leonard Williams Levy

Publisher: Ivan R Dee


Category: History

Page: 114

View: 7285

Levy skillfully traces the development of trial by jury.


two judges' perspectives on trial by jury

Author: Texas Wesleyan University. School of Law

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 214

View: 5493


Seventh Amendment

The Right to a Trial by Jury

Author: Rich Smith

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781604531954

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3758

Discusses the Seventh Amendment, which allows Americans to have personal and business disputes be heard in a court of law and settled by a jury.

Die Freunde von Eddie Coyle

Author: George V Higgins

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888979137

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3318

Dem kleinkriminellen Waffenschieber Eddie »Fingers« Coyle droht der Bau, und Detective Dave Foley, sein Freund und Helfer bei der Polizei, stellt ihn vor eine schwierige Wahl: Die einzige Möglichkeit, dem Knast zu entgehen, ist, einen von seinen guten Kunden zu verpfeifen. Doch wer von den unzähligen Gangstern, die Eddie Coyle seine Freunde nennt, muss dran glauben? Für Jimmy Scalisi, einen skrupellosen Mobster mit besten Verbindungen, hat Coyle die Knarren für eine Serie von brutalen Banküberfällen besorgt. Von Jackie Brown erwartet Coyle eine neue Lieferung, ein ganz großes Ding, Maschinenpistolen für ein paar politische sehr Engagierte. Und dann ist da noch Dillon, in dessen Bar Kontakte geknüpft und Geschäfte gemacht werden. In Eddie Coyles Welt wäscht zwar eine Hand die andere, aber hier spielt jeder sein eigenes Spiel ...

Dundonnell Cause, Second Trial

Report of the Trial by Jury, Thomas M'Kenzie, Esq. Against Robert Roy, Esq. W.S., in the Court of Session at Edinburgh, 4th January 1831 and Four Following Days

Author: Thomas Mackenzie (of Dundonnell.),Robert Roy,S. MacGregor,Daniel Lizars

Publisher: N.A


Category: Estates (Law)

Page: 192

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