In Praise of Good Jurors, Big Fish, and Christian Emperors

Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Constitutional Action by Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

The nutshell: University of the District of Columbia legal scholar and former public defender Ferguson takes us into jury deliberation rooms and reviews the intentions of the Founding Fathers to show how our responsibility—and right—to serve on a jury of our peers helps uphold the U.S. Constitution.

Literary lovechild of: Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men and Laurence H. Tribe and Michael C. Dorf’s On Reading the Constitution.