Justice Walter Clark
The Jury System
"The jury system, whatever its defects, is the best which the wisdom of the ages has yet evolved for the ascertainment of the truth of disputed issues of fact. It is the bulwark of the liberty and the rights of the citizen. The line between the province of the Court and of the jury was distinctly run and marked by our ancestors in the Act of 1796."
- Justice Walter Clark, Neal v. Railroad, (126 NC 634 @ 661)