Viewing Douglas A. Hedin, "The Professional Juror in Minnesota."
The professional juror made his living by serving on juries in St. Paul and Minneapolis from the late 1860s to the early 1900s. He was detested by the bar, bench and press. Laws were passed to prevent him from serving multiple times during a single court session. The conclusion of this paper is that the professional juror, viewed as a corrupting influence within the jury room, was a casualty of the reformist spirit of the Progressive Era.