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  • We the Jury ...  The Impact of Jurors on Our Basic Freedoms, by Godfrey D. Lehman, Prometheus Books, 1997   (available for purchase from Laissez Faire Books.  This site also has an excellent review of the book.)

  • Jury Nullification:  The Evolution of a Doctrine, by Clay S. Conrad, Carolina Academic Press, 1998  (Also available for purchase from Laissez Faire Books.)  Clay Conrad is a practicing defense lawyer in Houston, Texas and a board member of Lone Star FIJA.

  • "An Essay on the Trial by Jury" by Lysander Spooner, 1852. One of the best essays ever penned on the subject.  Spooner was an abolitionist attorney.  In abbreviated pamphlet form, available from Lone Star FIJA for $4 including S&H.  Also available as part of a collection of Spooner's works (The Lysander Spooner Reader) at Laissez Faire Books.

  • "SPARF et al. v. U S, 156 U.S. 51 (1895)"  U. S. Supreme Court

  • Verdict According to Conscience: Perspectives on the English Criminal Trial Jury, 1200 - 1800, by Thomas Andrew Green, University of Chicago Press, 1985  (No longer in print, but can be found at good libraries and through used booksellers.)

  • "Who Nullified Jury Nullification" by Jack Lawrence.  This well researched article makes the case that the Constitutional right to a jury trial includes the right to a fully informed jury because the Founders were clearly influenced by The Levellers (John Lilburne, Richard Overton, and William Walwyn), who were responsible for reviving jury power (and introducing most due process rights we have today) in 17th century England.  Read this article for the history lesson, if for no other reason.  Jack Lawrence is a practicing attorney in Beaumont, Texas.  (The linked file is large, and may take dial users several minutes to completely load.)

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