Understanding the Duty of the Jury

A 6 Lecture Series

Thomas Jefferson wrote in a July 11, 1789 letter to Thomas Paine, “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”  

 

IN SUITS AT COMMON LAW, BETWEEN MAN AND MAN, THE TRIAL BY JURY, AS ONE OF THE BEST SECURITIES TO THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE, OUGHT TO REMAIN INVIOLATE.....    James Madison

  • What is the job of the jury?

  • If a jury result makes the media or most of the population mad, does that mean it is not just?

  • What is the standard for justice?

  • Where does it come from and how do we know if it is applied properly?

  • What is the true role and authority of the jury and how would we know if they really did their job?

Here at the IOTC we care about these questions and that is why we present a course of study designed to help citizens understand and appreciate the role and function of the American jury.

The jury plays a vital role to ensure that the civil government remains within the boundaries established by the U.S. and State Constitutions. The duty of the jury is misrepresented by civil authorities and misunderstood by most citizens. 

It is essential that all Americans have a foundational understanding of the role, power, and independence of the jury as a check on government.

By studying the history and purpose of juries and jury duty, we all become better, more informed, citizens and, consequently our rights become more secure and our communities become better places to live and to raise our children.

In most cases, due to a lack of knowledge, the jury sits and looks to the judge as the final Authority of law. 

This just isn’t so!  Learn the proper role as a juror and the God-Given privilege to sit in as a Christian and show your influence.

 

Do you really have a voice as a juror?  YES!  The jury has a dual responsibility – to judge the LAW as well as the facts in the case. This dual role is critical in order for the citizens to defend our Constitutional Republic.  It is essential that all Americans have a foundational understanding of the role, power, and independence of the jury as a check on government.

This six lecture series to help you learn the proper role as a juror. 

 

  • Classes are weekly, excepting holidays.  

  • All classes require a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 students.

  • The Classes are free, however the required course manual is a $45. Two or more students may share a manual. 

  • A payment plan may be offered by the host. 

  • The maunal may purchase at the first class or ordered directly from The American View/IOTC.  

  • Manuals can also be downloaded from The American View/IOTC  for $10.

 

Join in the cause of preserving our God-given Liberty & restoring our Constitutional Republic. 

New classes on the "Duty of the Jury" beginning in Nevada County in October 2018.​


To see classes currently being offered time click  here.

It is strongly suggested that the Constitution Course classes are taken first, but it is not required. 


If you have questions or you are interested in taking a class in the future, 

please email us at:  iotcnorcal@gmail.com  
or call (530) 802-0826.

Institute on the Constitution (IOTC)

Northern California Chapter

Attention:  J. R. Collins

P. O. Box 3454, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Email: iotcnorcal@gmail.com                 Phone: 530-802-0826

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