"A jury consists of twelve persons
chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
Robert Frost
(1874-1963) American poet, received four Pulitzer Prizes
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Those quotes with a twist and a bit of truth are always thought and smile producing.
 -- Jim Reynolds, Beaufort     
    This could get 5 stars for stark reality in today's facades of injustice. Jurors should be the judges of fact and law while the religiously robed magistrate should be reduced to the original position of administrator. Appellate judges can decide uniquely on the law without distractions of the hired guns.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    At least 95% true.
     -- jim k, austin     
    A beautiful description of our current system.
     -- A.WOODS, Gloucester     
    A beautiful description of our current corrupted system if I might add.
     -- Anon     
    I think this is very true today. It isn't about seeking the truth anymore it is about winning, and usually at almost all cost. I work with teenagers and so many are impeccable liars that it is extremely difficult to know when they are telling the truth. They lie so much I believe they believe their own lies are true. When you put that before MEN who are paid big bucks to WIN, their lies, deceit, withholding of just the right amount of info. makes it almost impossible to find truth in our current courts. When you take God and the truth of His Word out of our character and society, our republic form of government crumbles.
     -- Kraig E., Austin     
    The wheels of justice turn slowly just like all democratic institutions. The justice system is not so bad, it got OJ did it not. A rush to judgement is what should be feared, patience my friends patience should be our watch word.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    OJ comes to mind
     -- RBESRQ     
    I have the same opinion as Jim Reynolds. Great poets - and Robert Frost is great! - love to play with words. We can see that Frost made a generalization here. A generalization, in logic, according to the dictionary is: Logic. a. a proposition asserting something to be true either of all members of a certain class or of an indefinite part of that class.
     -- Elisabeth, Astoria, NY     
    Ain't that the truth. Of course, few cases ever get to trial because the defendant is threatened with worse penalties if he doesn't accept a deal in lieu of a trial. While it may be true that 90% of defendants are found guilty of breaking the 'law,' few jurors know that if they do not agree with that law, one juror can say 'not guilty' and the case is over.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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