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Sep
29
2008
Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 28 issue 6

Changing Tennessee Jury Oaths without Going to Court

Michael Swanson


Changing Tennessee Jury Oaths without Going to Court Michael Swanson Until well into the twentieth century, American courts held that only “godly” men and women could serve as jurors and witnesses. It was believed that only such individuals could confirm before God their willingness to fulfill their duties responsibly, hence...

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