On Jury Duty


Our nation is fortunate to have a system that permits for a trial of an accused by a jury of their peers. In the State of Utah a statewide master jury list is compiled by the Administrative Office of the Courts. This is then available to the courts of local jurisdictions, and they may summon those upon that list for jury duty.


It is possible that you may be called upon to serve on a jury. If this happens, you should accept that service and take the responsibility very seriously - barring medical conditions that may make such stress an undue burden such as pregnancy.


You should also understand that jurors have a number of important functions that are not often elaborated upon. Our order especiallly embraces the principle of "jury nullification".


From Wikipedia...


"Jury nullification occurs in a trial when a jury acquits a defendant, even though the members of the jury believe the defendant to be guilty of the charges. This may occur when members of the jury disagree with the law the defendant has been charged with breaking, or believe that the law should not be applied in that particular case." 

In other words, if you feel that someone is being prosecuted unjustly, or that a prosecutor is abusing the authority placed in them, or that a law itself is unjust- you may use that as a basis for finding the defendant not guilty, even through they may have indeed violated the law as written.


More resources on Jury Duty can be found at the following...









So mote it be.


Magus Luciferian

High Priest and Magus
The Liberated Of Lucifer