trial by jury

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12) Justice George Sutherland, writing for the majority, said that only a constitutional amendment - not a court's interpretation - could alter a person's right to a trial by jury.
COURTING FAVOUR: Members of Lormac Productions presenting Trial by Jury in St George's Hall, the former crown court room where composer Gilbert once conducted trials
Rather we should see trial by jury as part and parcel of the form of criminal justice that has characterized our legal culture and practice and which is steadily being undermined.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the rights of trial by jury shall be preserved and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
The right to trial by jury should also not be an automatic right, said the study commissioned by the Government.
The Lords last night killed off the Government's Bill to curb a defendant's right to trial by jury.
83) that trial by jury was popularly considered by Americans of the Founding era as a "safeguard to liberty" and "the very palladium of free government.
He said: "These measures would comprise a huge attack on fairness in the criminal justice system - particularly trial by jury, which is its cornerstone.
Lord Bingham of Cornhill, the Lord Chief Justice, has suggested defendants facing serious charges should have the right to chose between trial by jury or a judge alone.