“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution”
Thomas Jefferson (1789)

This image is one of several of The Watergate Trial Sketches created by the late nationally renowned artist John D. Hart during the trial of President Nixon’s White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, and former attorney general John Mitchell. TEX-ABOTA wishes to thank The Turkewitz Law Firm for the use of the image.

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To preserve the right to trial by jury guaranteed by the 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution; the independence of the judiciary; and civics education.

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