“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
— Thomas Jefferson
“The jury system has come to stand for all we mean by English justice. The scrutiny of 12 honest jurors provides defendants and plaintiffs alike a safeguard from arbitrary perversion of the law.”
— Winston Churchill
The jury has the power to bring a verdict in the teeth of both law and fact.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, United States Supreme Court Justice