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The trial by jury is a trial by 'the country,' in contradistinction to a trial by the government. The jurors are drawn by lot from the mass of the people, for the very purpose of having all classes of minds and feelings, that prevail among the people at large, represented in the jury.

Lysander Spooner

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Author Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: American
Born: January 19, 1808
Died: May 14, 1887

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