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What is a jury of your peers?


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Answered 2008-03-03 17:58:56

A jury of your peers means anyone in your peer group. Back when this was created it meant that if you were a farmer your jury would be filled with farmers. If you were a peasant, your jury would be full of peasants.

Today, however, it is a jury of your fellow citizens. Anyone filling a certain profile such as: If you are charged with robbery your lawyer would like your peers to be people who have not been robbed.

Your peers can also mean people of your skin color, such as: An African- American defendant means his peers are fellow African- Americans.

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