"No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity."
by:
James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Source:
Federalist No. 10, November 23, 1787
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self obvious
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    No lie here.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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     -- jim, Austin Tx      
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
    Beyond being one’s own judge, the systemic vernacular for a juror (independent party / peer {a noble equal} that is to recognize fact and law) is known as “voir dire” (speak the truth) which, is ultimately to be an impartial / unbiased individual sovereign. Nothing here references the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land’s black robbed high priests that uniquely promulgate its judicial will.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    If only that statement were always true.  After negotiating a contract between the States and the newly formed Federal Government, the Feds quickly usurped the sole power to determine whether there has been any breach of the contract.
     -- Durham, Birmingham,AL     
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