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An Essay on the Trial by Jury
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Standard Pubns Inc
Publication date November 30, 2008
Pages 244
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781438505060
ISBN-10 143850506X
Original list price $12.45
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Lysander Spooner was an 18th century libertarian, individualist anarchist, entrepreneur, political philosopher, abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, and legal theorist. He founded the American Letter Main Company and tried to compete with the US post office until forced to stop by the US government. In the Essay on the Trial By Jury Spooner argues for "Jury Nullification," which says that in a free society a jury has the authority to rule on the facts of the case, and can rule on the legitimacy of the law under which the case is tried. This would allow juries to refuse to convict a person if they thought the law was illegitimate.

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