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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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III, [section] 2 (Bullitt & Feland 1881) ("No person shall be a competent juryman for the trial of criminal, penal, or civil cases in any court, unless he be a white citizen, at least twenty-one years of age, a housekeeper sober, temperate, discreet, and of good demeanor.
47) This argument is supported by Brennan CJ's assertion that `[a] juryman or women would not be unreasonable because he or she might accept that the appellant found the deceased's conduct "revolting" rather than "amorous".
The stout juryman reminded his fellow jurors he was the biggest and strongest thus starvation could take the rest before he would vote for libel.
82) Moreover, the fact "that the juror has made up his opinion, but has not heard the testimony, such an excuse only makes the case worse, for if the man have decided upon insufficient testimony, it manifests a bias that completely disqualifies him for the functions of a juryman.
it is equitable to be patient under wrong; equitable to be willing to settle by discussion rather than by force: to agree to arbitration rather than go to court--for the umpire in an arbitration looks at equity whereas the juryman sees only the law.
Joseph Hornor Coates, Some Difficulties of a Juryman, Scribners, Jan.
Ideally, it should be a logical science, and he shows frustration that this is not possible in practice: `for verbal attack and pity and anger and such emotions of the soul do not relate to fact but are appeals to the juryman.
The testimony of the green grocer juryman, the only one to respond to the joke at the end of Buzfuz's introduction of Pickwick's letter, further supports such a reading.
369) as juryman, community member, and former father thereby wrongly implies that Fentry.