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FIJA-SC: David Kennison addresses the Spartanburg Constitution Committee 03/26/12

I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution ~ Thomas Jefferson

It is not only his right, but his duty...to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgment, and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court ~ John Adams

Factual Information about Jury Service

FIJA-SC: David Kennison addresses the Spartanburg Constitution Committee 03/26/12


Fully Informed Jury Association
of South Carolina
Box 7814
Columbia, SC 29202

Brandborg v. Lucas, 891 F.Supp. 353(E.D.Tex. 1995)

U.S. v. Watts_U.S._1 17 S.Ct. 633, 136 L.Ed.2d 544 (1997)

U.S.A. v. Thomas, et al., 116 F.3d 606 (2nd Cir., 1997); U.S. App. Lexus 11852

Sparf and Hansen v. U.S., 156 U.S. 51 (1895)

U.S. v. Dougherty, et al., 473 F.2d 1113, 1130 (1972)

David C. Brody and Craig Rivera, "Examining the Dougherty 'All Knowing Assumptions': Do Jurors Know About Their Power to Nullify?", 33 Criminal Law Bulletin 51 (1997)

U.S. v. Grace, 1983, 461 U.S. 171, 177, 103 S. Ct. 1702, 1707, 75 .2d 726 (1983)

Julian P. Boyd, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1950) vol. 15, p.269

C.F. Adams, ed., The Work of John Adams, (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1856), pp.253-5

Georgia v Brailsford, 3 Dallas 1, 4, U.S. (1794)

Steven E. Barkan, "Jury Nullification in Political Trials", Social Problems 31, 1, (Oct., 1983), pp. 38-44

The U.S. Supreme Court periodically acknowledges the political function of the jury as in Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 145,155 (1968), wherein Justice Byron R. White wrote, "A right to trial by jury is granted to criminal defendants in order to prevent oppression of government."

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