An Essay on the Trial Jury (eBook) by Lysander Spooner

ISBN: 9781438568140

Published: November 1st 2010

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244 pages


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An Essay on the Trial  by  Jury (eBook) by Lysander Spooner

An Essay on the Trial by Jury (eBook) by Lysander Spooner
November 1st 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 244 pages | ISBN: 9781438568140 | 5.68 Mb

Lysander Spooner was an 18th century libertarian, individualist anarchist, entrepreneur, political philosopher, abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, and legal theorist. He founded the American Letter Main Company and tried to compete withMoreLysander Spooner was an 18th century libertarian, individualist anarchist, entrepreneur, political philosopher, abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, and legal theorist. He founded the American Letter Main Company and tried to compete with the US post office until forced to stop by the US government.

In the Essay on the Trial By Jury Spooner argues for Jury Nullification, which says that in a free society a jury has the authority to rule on the facts of the case, and can rule on the legitimacy of the law under which the case is tried. This would allow juries to refuse to convict a person if they thought the law was illegitimate.



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