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n a certain number of citizens selected according to law and sworn to inquire of certain matters of fact and to declare the truth on evidence submitted to them.
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Having a jury of peers decide who's right in a case is participatory government at its best, he said.
It's never meant to be the best; it's what a jury of peers thinks is best.
But we remain committed to the ideal that a jury of peers is the best system of justice, since it allows people chosen from the community to determine whether the vast power of the state can take away the life, liberty, or property of one of their own.
legal system, whereas Mexico's civil law tradition focuses on judicial deliberation of attorney's documentation of facts and legal precedence in established law, without involving formal oral argument or a jury of peers from the community.
As one black woman said before being thrown off the jury pool: "A jury of peers would be people of his age and people of colour, mixed diversity.
One of the best compliments I've ever received came from a director of a middle school who told a jury of peers judging her building, 'I feel like this building is my ally.
I served as the lone American on a jury of peers from around the world: Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Egypt, France, Venezuela.