"In all criminal cases whatsoever, the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts."
Indiana Constitution Article I, Section 19
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Fantastic, as far as it goes. Civil cases should be mentioned and the jury needs be educated as to what "determine the law and the facts" means. To determine the law means; the subject code, ordinance, regulation, rule, statute, etc. being offered as the bases of infraction is in question; does that charging code, statute, etc. define the natural law in that specifically presented incident. Codes, statutes, etc. are not law within the de jure States united jurisprudence - they are only administrative tools used to define the natural law (each tool must be determined as to its lawful correctness or harmony to natural law on a case by case basis). Determine facts is an evidentiary quandary. A fact here is something that actually exists or happened in reality (a whole truth from all perspectives - inclusive of experience, observation, etc.) of an alleged event or circumstance; AND, how it relates to the natural law (not the code, statute, etc.)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Maybe they still have a constitution in Indiana, too bad we don't have one in the USA. Oh, we do have one, it's just that the politicians in congress ignore and trample on it.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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     -- Mary - MI      
    What we need are requirements of the judge to inform the jury of their duty as part of the instructions to the jury. This is what juries are for.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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