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Jury Quotes

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If life is a trial, who is the judge and jury?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

I was married by a judge.
I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney,
judge, jury, and hangman.
- Luther Burbank

 

The jury could get the case as early as next week,
but the defense says they just want to introduce one
last-minute load of crap.
- Bill Maher

When you go into court you are putting your fate into
the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
- Norm Crosby

We look in...
Germany for a superstar.
We began with 10,000 people, which applied.
From these 10,000, 100 was selected.
The jury is unbelievably competent.
- Michelle Hunziker

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Usually when attorneys are assembling a jury,
they're just looking for sheep that are easily impressed.
- Johnny Kelly

I spent my time trying to understand grand jury procedure -
a topic about which I never before had the slightest interest.
- Donella Meadows

It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup
of coffee than in front of a jury.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts.
- Samuel Chase

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty.
The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury
does not arrive at that truth.
- Alan Dershowitz

Yeah, I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries,
but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times.
- Vincent Bugliosi

A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

I certainly believe it's over for the jury system,
but we won't admit it for a while.
- Joseph Wambaugh

We were right about the slush fund.
But Sloan did not testify about it to the Grand Jury.
- Ben Bradlee

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
- Herbert Spencer

Well I was on the jury duty on the Deauville Film Festival,
a few years ago.
- Liam Neeson

I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing,
as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer,
so the audience is like a jury to me.
- Vincent Bugliosi

The great thing about our system of democracy is when
they call you for jury duty,
you have to come...
It's an honor and a privilege.
I was called and I've got to be here.
- Antonio Villaraigosa

My parents wanted me to be a lawyer.
But I don't think I would have been very happy.
I'd be in front of the jury singing.
- Jennifer Lopez

The values of confidentiality of matters occurring
before the grand jury is very important.
- Kenneth Starr

The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide
who has the better lawyer.
- Robert Frost

The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.
- Jello Biafra

I have great faith in the jury system.
- Judge Mills Lane

I don't believe anyone has leaked grand jury information.
- Kenneth Starr

A jury of my countrymen, it is true,
have found me guilty of the crime of which I stood indicted.
For this I entertain not the slightest feeling of resentment towards them.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

A grand jury hears only one side - that of the prosecutor.
- Donella Meadows

We operate under a jury system in this country,
and as much as we complain about it,
we have to admit that we know of no better system,
except possibly flipping a coin.
- Dave Barry

I am finally glad to see that the jury is looking at me.
- Gary Gilmore

Getting out of jury duty is easy.
The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
- Dan Castellaneta

Jury selection is strictly an emotional process.
They're looking for people they can manipulate.
Both sides are.
- Joseph Wambaugh

I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries,
but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times.
- Vincent Bugliosi

The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens,
heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation
in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.
- Jim Garrison

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.
- Thomas Fuller

Trial by jury.
Live wherever you can make a living.
How could a government based on such principles fail?
- Stephen Ambrose

To escape jury duty in England, wear a bowler hat and
carry a copy of the Daily telegraph.
- John Mortimer

Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can
be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.
- Thurgood Marshall

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail;
if it were not for this penalty,
the jury would never hear the evidence.
- H. L. Mencken

The grand jury's job is not to weigh the evidence from both sides;
it is only to decide whether there is enough evidence
on one side to bring a person to trial.
- Donella Meadows

It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography,
in that the reader, rather than editor,
is jury.
- George Plimpton

In 1994 the U.S.
Court of Appeals decided in the case of Oliver North
to permit the release of grand jury evidence,
because it had already been so thoroughly leaked.
- Donella Meadows

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide
who has the better lawyer.
- Robert Frost

I have fully cooperated with the investigation and before the grand jury,
and I'm quite confident at the end of the day that
we'll know what facts are in this particular case.
- Alberto Gonzales

A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return.
But if a blow were given for such cause,
and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of
the facts and of the pun,
and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character,
return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

There are two other SLA members who have been granted immunity and then also,
one of the SLA members had confessed to two other people,
and those people, I'm sure, will be called as witnesses,
as they were at the grand jury.
- Patty Hearst

Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups
made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called,
we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury.
- Florence E. Allen

It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury
of twelve versus the system of one judge as a basis for preferring the U.S.
to the Soviet Union.
I would prefer the country you can leave to the country you cannot.
- Joseph Brodsky

Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur
again under the shadow of the British law,
for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would
submit to such an infraction of their privilege,
even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it.
- Joseph Howe

In fact, for all kinds of offenses -
and,
for no offenses - from murders to misdemeanors,
men and women are put to death without judge or jury;
so that,
although the political excuse was no longer necessary,
the wholesale murder of human beings went on just the same.
- Ida B. Wells

A State which has universal suffrage and a wide extension of the jury franchise,
must qualify the people by education to rightly exercise
the great powers with which they are invested.
- Edmund Barton

That D.C.
grand jury investigation of Abramoff can't go on forever.
Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section
will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict.
That's when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards.
- Joshua Micah Marshall

There's a lot of money with a lot of big law firms
that have a tremendous amount at stake by getting the
right language to convince the right jury that my client
is either innocent or that the opposition is guilty.
- Frank Luntz

I did not see any major issues other than the jury substitutions.
I can't know whether there's a problem there,
until I read the transcript from the in-chambers conference,
when those jurors were excused.
- Catherine Crier

I think right now the jury is out on where and how
much profit is available in the consumer electronics industry,
because if you look at the current consumer electronics players,
the biggest ones on the planet struggle to make profit consistently.
- Kevin Rollins

There is no such thing as an impartial jury because
there are no impartial people.
There are people that argue on the web for hours about
who their favorite character on "Friends" is.
- Jon Stewart

In the courtroom, it's where a lawyer really becomes an actor.
There's a very fine line between delivering a monologue
in a play and delivering a monologue to a jury.
I've always felt that way - I've been in a lot of courtrooms.
The best lawyers are really theatrical.
- Woody Harrelson

To exclude all jurors who would be in the slightest
way affected by the prospect of the death penalty would
be to deprive the defendant of the impartial jury to
which he or she is entitled under the law.
- Byron White

I hardly expected the grand jury to sustain me,
after they saw everything different from what it had been while I was there.
Yet they did, and their report to the court advises
all the changes made that I had proposed.
- Nellie Bly

When you hear in the tape recordings Nixon's own voice saying,
We have to stonewall, We have to lie to the Grand Jury,
We have to pay burglars a million dollars,
it's all too clear the horror of what went on.
- Bob Woodward

If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government,
they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against
the oppressions of the government;
for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law.
- Lysander Spooner

I hated cracking the whip, and these juries turn into political things.
- Patricia Highsmith

I'm trying to read more dead people because I keep
having to read stuff for juries and so forth.
- Rick Moody

The only real lawyers are trial lawyers,
and trial lawyers try cases to juries.
- Clarence Darrow

Black jurors sit on juries every day and convict black people every day.
- Johnnie Cochran

Despite the generous rewards that state juries dole out,
in many cases, victims receive less than 50 cents on
the dollar in settlements with the lawyers taking the rest.
This is not justice.
- Pat Roberts

If we believe in our current penal process,
then the penalties imposed by judges and juries should
be the only sanctions for one's crime,
not the invisible sanctions of the legislature.
- Charles Rangel

When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody
celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th.
- Gloria Stuart

No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes
all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.
- Mac Thornberry

On July 18, we will mark the 12th anniversary of the
senseless loss of 85 lives in the bombing of the Jewish
Cultural Center in Buenos Aires,
Argentina.
- Tom Lantos

I think the National League has better biorhythms in July.
- Earl Weaver


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