• But for their right to judge of the law, and the justice of the law, juries would be no protection to an accused person, even as to matters of fact; for, if the government can dictate to a jury any law whatever, in a criminal case, it can certainly dictate to them the laws of evidence.

    Lysander Spooner (2004). “An Essay on the Trial by Jury”, p.1, The Minerva Group, Inc.