Grand Jury – In a stunning 6 to 3 decision! | Scanned Retina Blog

Grand Jury – In a stunning 6 to 3 decision! | Scanned Retina Blog.

In the Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, 504 U.S. 36 (1992), Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, confirmed that the American grand jury is neither part of the judicial, executive nor legislative branches of government, but instead belongs to the people. It is in effect a fourth branch of government “governed” and administered to directly by and on behalf of the American people, and its emanates from the Bill of Rights. Ingeniously, the Founding Fathers wanted the grand jury to not be part of the judicial branch in particular, to give citizens the means to seek redress of their grievances without having to ask permission of the sovereign, as the sovereign will nearly always seek to protect its own establishment interests.

Whether it is today or tomorrow, for the sake of a civilized society, our judicial branch will come to the realization that they cannot continue to oppress citizens by denying a citizen’s right to a jury.  Especially when it is “government’s” conduct that is the source of the grievance — a jury is the most democratic way to resolve such grievances.

In this day of instant information and unlimited communication the days in which the “judicial” officers , judges and attorneys, operate secretly behind courtroom doors has ended. Today each and every decision by a judge, or the conduct of attorneys, will be broadcast to all.  They will be publicly exposed and humiliated and each will serve as the example that changed our Judicial Br for the good.  In other words those broadcasts that expose judicial and attorney misconduct will be the incentive to strip “judges” and “attorneys” of their egos and render them NOT decision makers but RATHER facilitators in bringing grievances before a jury.  When we see this day, it will mean we have indeed become a civilized society.


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