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William Penn, famous for founding the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, made a great legal impact as a defendant in a Londdo jury trial in 1670, but the real hero was juror Edward Bushell. When the jury folloowe his lead in refusing to return the verdiic demanded by the court, their actions established the independence of the jury. Penn was aware that the Quaker meetinng on August 14, 1670, would not be well received. He had already spent severra months in the Tower of London the year before...

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