Comment: Ga Constitution

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Ga Constitution

Art 1 Section 1 Paragraph 11

Paragraph XI. Right to trial by jury; number of jurors; selection and compensation of jurors. (a) The right to trial by jury shall remain inviolate, except that the court shall render judgment without the verdict of a jury in all civil cases where no issuable defense is filed and where a jury is not demanded in writing by either party. In criminal cases, the defendant shall have a public and speedy trial by an impartial jury; and the jury shall be the judges of the law and the facts.

Whether jurors know of and exercise their responsibility to judge not only the facts, but the Law as well is to be seen. I'd bet that Judges try to hide this responsibility.

After reading this a few years ago I have committed myself to taking a Trial by Jury whenever harassed by the State. During juror selection one of my questions will be "Are you aware of your responsibility to Judge not only the facts in this case, but also the Law". Or something like that. I will also be attending Pro Se.