McCauley revealed that episode in a “supplemental” report, dated nearly a month after the grand-jury verdict.
For though the grand-jury is "the country," the judge is not only all that, and more so; but is "the rest of mankind" besides.
But I suppose the judge did not succeed in getting his brother-in-law put on the grand-jury, and so the scheme fell through.
The grand-jury had found several bills, and most of them for the more aggravated offences in the estimation of the law.
Boston had the right men to do any thing for the crown, but they did not contrive to get upon the grand-jury.
But, Gentlemen, it does not appear that he had his brother-in-law on that grand-jury.
In all the judicial tyranny I have related, we have not found a case before in which the judge had his brother on the grand-jury.
Chief Justice Eyre, in addressing the grand-jury, referred to the act of Parliament as proof of a conspiracy.
The opinion of Justice Jones was only the charge of an inferior judge given to the grand-jury in 1634.
Nothing further requiring the attendance of the grand-jury, the court dismissed them and broke up.
A jury that decides whether the evidence warrants bringing an accused person to trial. Once indicted (see indictment) by a grand jury, a person must stand trial.