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“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  - Benjamin Franklin

“Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” – Winston Churchill - The Second World War

"All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.  May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” - Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House on August 1, 1776.

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Jury Training Lesson 1 - pages 7-9 

Chapter 1

Section 1
The Rights of Juries to Judge of the Justice of Laws

Pages 7-9

Lesson 1 Audio


Jury Training Lesson 2 - pages 9-12

Chapter 1

Section 2

Pages 9-12

Lesson 2 Audio


Jury Training Lesson 3 - pages 13-16

Chapter II

The Trial by Jury as Defined by Magna Carta

Section I

The History of Magna Carta

Section II

The Language of Magna Carta

Pages 13-16

Lesson 3 Audio


Jury Training Lesson 4 - pages 17-20

Chapter II


"Per legem terrae"

Pages 17-20

Lesson 4 Audio


Jury Training Lesson 5 - pages 20-23

Chapter II

Continued discussion to end the chapter.

Pages 20-23

Lesson 5 Audio