Juries have been portrayed in movies, such as The Juror and the much earlier 12 Angry Men, depicted in books (particularly by John Grisham), such as The Last Juror or Runaway Jury, and featured in television programs like Law and Order. Most of us in the common law world know someone who served on one (or at least got a notice to attend jury duty). But what do you really know about this institution that has been described as ‘the lamp that shows that freedom lives’ or the ‘sacred bulwark’ of liberty?