JUSTICE IN UTAH.
The administration of all laws opposed to the wishes of the Mormons and the con-viction of criminals whom the Mormons desired to protect, has hitherto been pre-vented by the impossibility of obtaining a proper verdict from Mormon juries. Juries have been impanneled in Utah from lists made up by the county judges. As these officers were in all cases appointed by the Territorial Council, which is in fact elected by the Mormon church, juries have in effect been selected by the latter body. It followed that by no means could a Mormon be convicted of any crime. The new Federal judges have found that the law organizing the territory provides that grand and petit juries shall be summoned as at common law, or in the same manner as they are selected to serve in the Northern dis-trict of New York. A San Francisco paper says: "For the first time in years a jury has been summoned without the inter-ference of the Mormon leaders. This jury has recently presented indictments against two prominent Mormons whose names were long ago associated with most revolting murders in that territory, and who were shielded from justice by packed juries. One of these men, we believe, is implicated in the killing of Dr. Robinson, several years ago; and the name of the other is mixed up with charges of taking off a prominent backsliding Mormon. Both will now probably be brought to trial in the Federal court, before a Gentile judge and jury. One thing is clear. The Federal government is fully committed to the matter of sustaining the officers in Utah. And the courts there will be sustained in administering the law with just so much power as may be necessary to secure that end."
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