The jury is the cornerstone of a fair justice system. Recognizing this is the case, the framers of our Constitution provided Americans with guarantees of jury trials in the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Amendments.
The American justice system is designed for juries to work hand-in-hand with judges to render fair and just decisions. In proceedings involving honest judges, this system works extremely well, while in proceedings involving a corrupt process, juries perform an even more important role . In these proceedings, juries provide an obstacle to the corruption, albeit not an insurmountable one, because juries have the opportunity to render an independent decision. For a victim of a corrupt judicial process, in which the result is preordained by the judge, the jury provides the only hope for justice.