Justice Antonin Scalia claims that “juries are the spinal columns of American democracy.”   Perhaps Scalia meant that the juries support democracy, just like the human spinal column gives our bodies support. Without this important entity and our government would find it difficult to be a working democracy. A jury should be comprised of unbiased citizens that are similar to the defendant, if these prequisite fail to be enforced, the rule of law is no longer applicable. A jury of your peers is how America enforces the rule of law. Rule of law is the principle that both those who govern and those who are governed must obey the law and are subject to the same laws.
John Peters Humphrey wrote in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Section 5 that “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” This staple in human is made possible because of the twelve chosen people that determine the results of the trial, called a petit jury. The Sixth Amendment provides people accused under the United States the right of a fair and speedy trial. It guarantees that juries follow a just protocol when dealing with alleged criminals.   A limited government is a government in which the powers are prescribed, limited and restricted by law. The government has the power to vary case by case. Courts have the power to decide every case arbitrarily. The Magna Carta is the document that gave us limited government and trial by jury.
As the First Amendment says, “Congress shall make no law…prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press …” The first and sixth have conflicted many times because the press could get into the way of what otherwise would be known as a fair trial. The framers believed that a fair trial was a trial without bias or prejudice to the accused.   If someone is denied any of their constitutional rights, such as the right to an attorney, and speedy trial, then it is evident that...