(Correspondence) The Morgentaler case

George Carruthers

Canadian Medical Association Journal, CMAJ
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Why should an unreasonable jury have the unchecked power to make decisions against the law and the evidence? In my view the court’s power to order a new trial may be inadequate to control a perverse jury. Would justice be served by the unchecked power of juries in Eire refusing to convict IRA murderers, or of all-white juries in the southern United States refusing to convict whites of murdering blacks, or of juries in Sicily regularly discharging members of the Mafia? . . . Morgentaler, I believe, has been justly imprisoned.

Carruthers G. (Correspondence) The Morgentaler case. Can Med Assoc J. 1975 Nov 08;113(9):818.