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A Jury of Our Peers

Next time you complain about being summoned to jury duty, remember if you were in the dock, you’d want a clear thinking, intelligent, unbiased jury deciding your fate. Apparently, there was a time (1928 to be exact) when the public was less apt to avoid their responsibilities – and even longed to be on a jury of their peers. The jury process was so popular that Parker Brothers produced a game, The Jury Box, that invited people to play juror and decide who shall be judged guilty or not. Fortunately Parker Brothers included an actual outcome, so mistaken jurors do not really commit a miscarriage of justice.

This game still has relevance. Take a look. While waiting for your five or so year call to serve, you can brush up on your jurying skills.

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