Friday, January 7, 2011

Pacific Commercial Advertiser Reports: 'The Japanese laugh at our trial by jury...'

Pacific Commercial Advertiser: March 22, 1860:

Under Foreign Summary:

“The Japanese laugh at our trial by jury, and declare that none but idiots would have a system that was chiefly valuable to the rogue and villain! It is hardly necessary to add that there is not a lawyer in the whole empire –that is, if we may believe a letter in the New York Herald, which says that Japan is the home of justice and equal rights.”