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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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A jury is a sworn body of people convened to render a rational, impartial verdict (a finding of fact on a question) officially submitted to them by a court, or to set a penalty or judgment.

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A jury of peers is a group of civilians are present during a trial to determine whether a person is guilty or not, and they are important because it ensures the government does not secretly rig trials.

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