Selection Of Juries At The Local Control

Courtesy of Lise from Maine

Constitution of Maine (1820) –

Art. 1 Sec. 7. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases of impeachment, or in such cases of offences, as are usually cognizable by a justice of the peace, or in cases arising in the army or navy, or in the militia when in actual service in time of war or public danger. The Legislature shall provide by law a suitable and impartial mode of selecting juries, and their usual number and unanimity, in indictments and convictions, shall be held indispensable.

Act of 1821 regulating the Selecting, Empannelling and Service of Jurors and describing the power of Justices of the Peace in Civil and Criminal Cases, HERE.

Act of 1834 – Chap. 136 An Act additional regulating the selection, empannelling and Services of Jurors, HERE.

Act of 1930 – Chap. 20 The Selection and Service of Jurors, HERE.

Act of 1935 – Act to Provide for Jury Commissioners, HERE. This Act placed the selection of juries under the control of the chief justice of the supreme judicial court which took away local control of the people in selecting juries.

Laws For The Regulation of Towns (1847) Title IX, DUTIES REQUIRED OF TOWN OFFICERS relative to jurors, HERE.

2009  Maine Jurors Handbook, HERE.  This Handbook violates the constitution of the state of Maine.

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