n. Twelve people chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
— Mark twain
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
— Norm Crosby
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.
— H.L. Mencken