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UNITED STATES

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 80 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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UNITED STATES.-By art. iii. s. 2 of the constitution, the trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, is to be by jury. By art. v. of the amendments no person can be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury. Considerable changes have been made by state legislation in the direction of enlarging the powers of courts of summary jurisdiction.
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