Origins of Jury Trialandother institutes of common law
Thomas Jefferson to the Abbé Arnoux
Were I called upon to decide whether the people had best be omitted in the Legislative or Judiciary department, I would say it is better to leave them outof the Legislative. The execution of the laws is moreimportant than the making them.
Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Paine
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yetimagined by man, by which a government can beheld to the principles of its constitution