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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Punishing jurors for a wrong decision

A description of the punishment of jurors found to have made an erroneous decision in Medieval England. FROM Law and Revolution, by Harold J. Berman (p. 468):
". . . the aggrieved party was given back all that he had lost by reason of the unjust verdict, and the original jurors forfeited their goods, were themselves imprisoned, their wives and children thrust out of doors, their homes razed, their trees extirpated, and their meadows plowed up.”

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