Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Of Your Peers

First Things: Peter Hitchens on the decline of the jury. An excerpt:

For without a jury, any trial is simply a process by which the state reassures itself that it has got the right man. A group of state employees, none of them especially distinguished, are asked to confirm the views of other state employees. With a jury, the government cannot know the outcome and must prove its case.

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