It's no secret that government absolutely loathes juries. They are an obstacle, an encumbrance to greater power, and government sidesteps the jury trial any chance it gets. But a jury trial is our right as American citizens, for now, and government has to deal with it in most instances. So government settles for the next best thing: packing the jury box with the most gullible saps our society has on offer and hoping the State's slick lawyers and judges can cajole the jurors into delivering the desired verdict.
The government's beau ideal of a juror is a sap, a sheep, a serf who knows nothing of the law, or of rights, someone who would buy snow in the Arctic or sand on the Arabian Peninsula. They want malleable clay in the form of an unthinking person because they know government overreach is built upon such people.
But, oh, what power a jury has. Higher than a judge, the jury is the law. A quote from JuryBox.org goes like this:
There are five boxes to use in the defense of liberty: the soapbox, the mailbox, the ballot box, the jury box, and the ammunition box. Use them in that order.