As the world becomes more digital, the attractions at real-life attractions and historic festivals change too. One such festival that seamlessly integrates technology with traditional attractions is the Easter Grand Prix. Originally founded in 1912 in New York City, the Easter Grand Prix is now a 4-day celebration held annually in Miami, with a full calendar of events spanning from lectures to bike rides. But did you know that the festival used to be called the Grand Jury Festival and that it was originally founded in 1907? That’s a century of celebrations! The 2020 edition of the festival is due to take place on 3–5 April, and while some of the events may not have changed, the technology behind them has. So, as you might imagine, a lot has changed in 100 years, but one thing has remained constant – the importance of the Easter holiday.
What Is The Role Of The Grand Jury?
The Grand Jury is a historic institution that was originally formed in New York City in 1907. Its purpose was to analyze and determine whether a crime had been committed based on the evidence presented in court. Back then, juries were made up of everyday citizens who were selected to judge whether a particular incident was criminal or not. Today, however, the Grand Jury is most often associated with the detection of fraud and the protection of consumers. Since 1907, juries have heard some pretty incredible cases, including the Black Dahlia murder trial, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial, and the Martha Stewart grand jury investigation. They’ve even heard testimony from celebrities such as Katharine Hepburn and Marjorie Merriweather Post. So, it’s fair to say that the role of the Grand Jury has evolved over the years, but the importance of their work has not.
The Evolving Role Of The Grand Jury
The earliest known records of the Grand Jury go back to 1911, when 12 citizens of Montgomery County, New York, met to hear the case against Frank Palen, accused of the “mischief of marrying without an object” (read: bigamy). Even then, they didn’t just sit back and judge based on the law – they actually went out and investigated the case themselves. They interviewed people, examined church records, and even watched the husband and wife interact with each other. Based on this evidence alone, the Grand Jury determined that there was enough reasonable doubt to acquit Palen of all charges. While the role of the Grand Jury has changed quite a bit over the years, they still have one thing in common with their ancestral institution – gathering as much information as possible.
Why Are Jurors Considered An Advancement For Women?
Even before the days of DNA testing and other scientific breakthroughs, jurors were often the ones doing the legwork in criminal investigations. While men were more often than not the ones gathering evidence and following leads, it was the job of women to decide whether or not this evidence proved a case against a defendant. This was considered an admirable and praiseworthy pursuit because it was once believed that women were better at keeping secrets than men were. This stereotype has long been debunked, but it took a while for society to catch up.
There were a few women who broke significant legal ground during this time. Phoebe Ann Morrison was the first female prosecutor in New York City in 1881, and she continued to argue criminal cases until 1905, when she became the first female judge in New York City. Morrison apparently found the work to her liking, and continued to sit on the bench until 1930. Her colleague Louise Rosner was also the first female judge in New York City, and she continued to serve on the bench until 1942. These pioneering women shattered legal glass ceilings, but they also paved the way for others. Giving women greater opportunities in fields traditionally occupied by men was never supposed to be a disadvantage.
The Role Of The Grand Jury In Modern Times
With the invention of the modern-day computer and the ensuing transition to a digital age, the role of the Grand Jury changed radically. Back then, they would meet in person to decide whether or not a crime had been committed. As more and more people settled into the digital sphere, and as technologies like the blockchain allowed for greater transparency and traceability, the need for an in-person gathering of jurors declined. They still exist today, but their role has evolved to include analyzing digital evidence and making determinations based on that evidence. They may even sit as jurors in a virtual court, which would eliminate the need for an in-person meeting altogether.
The work of the Grand Jury has remained largely the same since 1907. People still meet and decide cases based on evidence presented in court. The difference is that now, the information they rely upon is largely digital, which means they have to be even more careful about the sources they utilize and the reliability of those sources.
Easter Is A Time For Lovers
Do you believe in fate? Do you think there’s a special connection between you and the people you love? Do you believe that there are certain signs that you’re supposed to interpret as lucky or unlucky? Whether or not you believe in destiny, there’s one thing we know for sure – love is a significant factor in any good story, and the story of the Easter Bunny and the Easter egg is one of the best of all time. So, it only seems fitting that the festival named for one of the most significant religious holidays should revolve around the biggest love story of all time.
For at least a century, the story of the Easter Bunny and the Easter egg has entertained children and adults alike. The holiday season has never been the same since its inception in 1912. The Easter Bunny is said to have been inspired by the chocolate-drying hobby of Sigmund Romberg, a famous German-American composer. In 1908, Romberg had written a wacky operetta called The Chocolate Soldier, and the story of the chocolate soldier had such an effect on Romberg that he decided to become the Easter Bunny himself. And so he did. The world’s most famous rabbit hangs out at the North Pole, where he dispenses chocolate and Easter eggs to Santa’s elves, and to anyone else who wants some. He also creates a lot of mischief along the way, like planting chocolate-dipped strawberries on unsuspecting children’s Easter baskets.
The legend of the Easter Bunny grew throughout the 20th century, and it continues to this day. The most recent addition to the lore is the advent of the Smart Cookie. This chocolate-liking device, created by the French manufacturer Evora, makes it possible for consumers to order custom-made chocolate bars and cookies that are delivered fresh to their door. The Smart Cookie allows for a more interactive experience for children, who can choose from a variety of characters and designs to fit their mood or their needs. It also allows for greater convenience and productivity for adults, who can order various combinations of chocolate and other ingredients to create a culinary work of art.
The Evolution Of The Grand Jury
While the institution of the Grand Jury has changed significantly over the years, their purpose has remained the same – to obtain as much relevant and reliable information as possible. That’s why even today, juries are often tasked with figuring out the credibility of a source and the accuracy of the information those sources provide.
More Than Meets The Eye
What we have here is more than just a comparison of the roles of the Grand Jury of today with that of yesterday. The differences between the two are more significant than the similarities. One important note: the term “egg” here refers to a hard-boiled egg, not an egg-shaped chocolate treats or pastry. While both the egg and the jury have been significant parts of society for many years, it’s not hard to imagine that one day, they’ll be looking at each other from different perspectives.