I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system—that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.
—Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), pt. 2, ch. 23 (Atticus Finch addresses the jury)