The One Man Power In Our Jury System [1886]

Posted: March 3, 2012 in Puck 365
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Summary: Illustration shows an old hag labeled “Tradition” sitting in a chair labeled “Justice” and holding a large balance scale labeled “LAW” with ten men on the right and one smug man labeled “Stubbornness, Ignorance, [and] Prejudice” sitting in the tray on the left next to a sack labeled “Venality”; he outweighs the other ten. Uncle Sam is attempting to kick the man out of the balance; at his feet is a paper that states “‘Remember, you want twelve jurymen and we want only one’ (Monopolist)”

Caption: We shall see the day when Uncle Sam will kick the obstructionist out of the jury-box.

Image Source → Library of Congress

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