Pastor David Whitney describes the proper function and power of the jury as a check on government.
Because they were familiar with English Common Law, the Founders knew that the jury is crucial for restraining tyranny. Modern courtrooms have rejected the lawful role of the jury and have instead restrained the juries from doing their duty. The duty of the jury is to judge the law and the facts in order to defend our Constitutional Republic.
Become equipped with our Founders’ understanding of the jury, including both the grand and petit jury systems.