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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Samuel Chase, Thomas Jefferson


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"The jury has the power to bring a verdict in the teeth of both law and fact."

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1841-1935) US Supreme Court Justice, also known as "The Great Dissenter"

Source: US Supreme Court, 1902


"The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts."

-- Samuel Chase

(1741-1811) Signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Source: US Supreme Court, 1796


"A society that will trade

a little liberty for a little order

will lose both, and deserve neither."

-- Thomas Jefferson

(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President


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