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The State of Aloha

September 20, 2013
By Ben Lowenthal (808stateofaloha@gmail.com) , For The Maui News

We don't know where exactly the right to a trial by jury came from. The ancient Greeks had a massive number of citizens - sometimes up to a thousand - sit on a single jury and the Romans had a form of citizen participation in trials too. But our jury trial is a direct descendant from England.

 
 
 

 

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