Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts."

--Samuel Chase, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1796, Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

"An unwritten rule about blogging is that if you're called to jury service, you're required to write about it." -Metroblogging Los Angeles. (Ha ha. Apparently it is written.)

Therefore, as I am serving my jury duty today and tomorrow, I will serve my blogging duty shortly thereafter. You may want to read up on jury nullification in anticipation.

"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)

Mmmmmmm, sunny days downtown.

1 comment:

The Trouble With Roy said...

Keep us in the loop! But not in an illegal way, since jurors have been held in contempt for blogging during the trial.