A Frankenstein Court
Another example of how the Special Grand
Jury is an invented, unaccountable Frankenstein form of
government: it would have the power to pass sentence, not
judges, and without any of the recourse or accountability
presently in place for our judiciary.
What is really "another example"
is another example of how the No-On-E Club fails to understand the English
language! Had the Club read that part of paragraph 16
carefully, they would have found that it says: "Upon conviction, sentencing
shall be the province of the special trial jury, and not that of the
selected judge. ..." [Emphasis added]. The Special Grand Jury has nothing
at all to do with
a trial or sentencing. Amendment E specifies in paragraph 16 "The trial jury
shall be selected from the same pool of jury candidates as any regular jury."
This means, in plain English, that the trial jurors are drawn from the same pool
of jurors as for every other trial. Is this too complicated for the Club to
comprehend? What are they trying to say here? Do they mean to say, rather, that
every trial jury is an "invented, unaccountable Frankenstein form
Whatever they're saying, be it known that no
jury, whether Grand or petit, is a "form of government" of any kind. All juries
are the People --not government. Amendment E is returning power to the People where it
rightfully belongs. Jurors currently have not only the power to determine guilt
or innocence of any defendants, but also may determine whether they live or die
in imposing a life or death sentence. So why is the Club saying "without
any of the recourse or accountability presently in place
for our judiciary"?