rich baggage of our heritage and origins as a communal people. It is both what we have been and what we are now. From the jury's first crude forms developed by our primitive ancestors in thick groves of forest clearings, to contemporary juries in modern courtrooms listening to testimony about DNA and E. Coli Bacteria, the institution has been adequate to the tasks we give it. A jury is a more representative societal mechanism of our culture than anything else in which we participate as citizens.
47 Hastings L.J. 1249 (1996)