Jurors sentence example
In order to save the boy he must convince the other jurors to change their hasty decision.
He was charming the high heels off one of the women jurors.
There is also a provision that only three-fourths of the jurors may be required to agree to a verdict in civil cases, although the legislature has the power to require by statute a unanimous agreement.
In 1368 an inquisition was taken to ascertain these privileges, and the jurors found that the burgesses held "all the soil of their borough yielding 7s.
It will be observed that the legality of the trial, in so far as the jurors were not properly qualified and the law of treason was shamefully strained, was denied in the act of William & Mary which annulled the attainder.Advertisement
The courts have both original and appellate jurisdiction and are required to hold at least two sessions to which jurors shall be summoned every year in each county of its circuit, and if only two such terms are held, there must be two other and intermediate terms to which jurors shall not be summoned.
The Annales Maximi of the Pontifex Maximus, the annual edicts of the praetor, the lists of Roman and municipal senators, (decuriones) and jurors (album indicum) were exhibited in this manner.
The last was, however, as in Germany, more properly the title of the jurors in the court of justice, which in many cases remained in the hands of the lord.
Women have served in the legislature and in many minor offices; they are not eligible as jurors.
In civil cases either party may demand a jury, a privilege which is seldom exercised; but in a civil case the verdict of the majority of jurors prevails.Advertisement
They still have power to give relief to poor persons in case of sudden and urgent necessity, but their principal duty is that of rating authority, and they are bound to make out the lists for their parishes of jurors and electors.
The convention of 1861, by maintaining continuous government, had saved the state from anarchy and from reconstruction by the national power; but an ironclad test oath (it required denial of forty-five distinct offences) was provided, to be taken by all voters, state, county and municipal officers, lawyers, jurors, teachers and clergymen.
There was also a considerable amount of new legislatiofl with the object of protecting the minor subjects of the crown, and the system of trial by jurors was advanced to the detriment of the absurd old practices of trial by ordeal and trial by wager of battle.
Such a practice had been first seen when Henry II., in his last year, allowed the celebrated Saladin Tithe for the service of the crusade to be assessed by local jurors.
Thenceforward the impressions of judges and jurors were to decide the fate of the accused.Advertisement
As compared with the earlier assize it prescribes greater severity of punishment for criminal offences; arson and forgery were henceforth to be crimes about which the jurors are to enquire; and those who failed at the ordeal were to lose a hand as well as a foot.
No means of intimidating the jurors was neglected, and in the then state of public feeling a verdict was hardly to be expected.
Copies should be made available for all the jurors too.
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Defense lawyers asked jurors to spare the defendants prison terms.Advertisement
They also said jurors during their four-month trial were prejudiced against them and at loggerheads among themselves.
Some state courts propose reforms making jurors active participants at the trial.
By the time of the ballot there may be fewer than thirty prospective jurors in attendance.
The potential jurors - most of them white, from their 20s through their 50s or 60s - showed no reaction to his interruptions.
But how can the old jurors be just that and also be knights?Advertisement
The " trial " would be heard by professional judges, specifically without " simple jurors " or " lay magistrates " .
The twelve jurors just couldn't agree whether or not Nick Griffin's speeches incited racial hatred to the extent they broke the law.
At the meeting, both guest jurors acknowledged how honored they were to be on the jury.
The three women jurors were upset about what emerged.
All Jurors are selected at random by computer from the electoral register.
Jurors in the Sarah Jessica Parker surrogacy trial have begun deliberations.
In 1380-1381 at an inquisition into the liberties of Corfe Castle, the jurors declared that from time immemorial the constable and his steward had held all pleas and amerciaments except those of the mayor's court of Pie Powder, but that the town had judgment by fire, water and combat.
To make it easier, the justiciar ordered the assessment to be made by a sworn jury in every hundred, and one may reasonably conjecture that these jurors were also elected.
They were originally a body of jurors which gave a verdict under the presidency of the praetor, but eventually became annual minor magistrates of the Republic, elected by the Comitia Tributa.
The unit of inquiry was the Hundred (a subdivision of the county which had then an administrative entity), and the return for each Hundred was sworn to by twelve local jurors, half of them English and half Normans.
He was one of the Boston grand jurors who refused to serve in 1774 because parliament had made the justices independent of the people for their salaries; was a leader in the Boston Tea Party; was one of the thirty North End mechanics who patrolled the streets to watch the movements of the British troops and Tories; and in December 1774 was sent to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to urge the seizure of military stores there, and induced the colonists to attack and capture Fort William and Mary - one of the first acts of military force in the war.