June is Magna Carta Month – Trial By Jury

For more than six hundred years–that is, since Magna Carta, in 1215, there has been no clearer principle of English or American constitutional law than that in criminal cases. It is not only the right and duty of juries to judge what are the facts, what is the law, and what was the moral intent of the accused; but that it is also their right, and their primary and paramount duty, to judge of the justice of the law, and to hold all laws invalid, that are, in their opinion, unjust or oppressive, and all persons guiltless in violating, or resisting the execution of, such laws.

Lysander Spooner 1808-1887 Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical United States

Historical Age, Age of Reason 1650-1950
AstrologicalAge of Pisces 1AD – 2000 AD
Sun Sign, Aquarius