Famous Quote from John Jay 

"The jury has the right to judge both the law
as well as the fact in controversy."

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John Jay
(1745-1829) first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, First President of the United States - preceding George Washington, one of three men most responsible for the US Constitution
in the unanimous Supreme Court decision to uphold the jurors verdict of not guilty in Georgia v. Brailsford, 1794 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_v._Brailsford_%281794%29
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