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Monday, November 28, 2011

Quote Of The Day

Nov 28th, 2011

"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

1 comment:

  1. A lofty principle approaching delusion irl.

    Justice in America is expensive. They are not afforded their legal rights. 90% - 95% of all people arrested do not receive trial protection because the government thinks people are not worth either the time or cost of trial rights. Thus, most Americans are 'plea dealt' out of trials.

    Be aware that if you ever get arrested and insist on a jury trial, you won't get speedy adjudication. You will sit in a cell until the state's attorneys get around to commencing your trial. Which usually takes months.

    This government stopped taking TJ's principal seriously long before and ever after the 1950's Civil Rights Movement.