Jury Nullification
Posted 4/25/08 , edited 4/25/08
Jury Nullification means that in the US, if you are assigned to jury duty and are given a case in which the person obviously broke the law, but the law itself is perceived by you as unjust, you have the right and the power to find the defendant 'not guilty' anyway.
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Posted 4/25/08
You triple-posted the thread.
Anyways, I think the idea of having a jury especially during the modern times is stupid and unjust. People are born prejudiced in some way or another. And everyone has their own set of morals and beliefs. I think the best way is for the evidence to speak for itself. There are numerous cases where the evidences pointed out that the alleged person is truly guilty, but due to 'ethnocentrism' or somewhat the jury would say not guilty. And that's B.S. Who knows how many criminals they have set free for deciding the wrong thing. And the fact that the lawyers have a choice who they want the jury to be (I don't know if it's still the same now..is it?) just so they could have an upper-hand, how could justice be served? I think that that is the underlying question.
Posted 4/26/08
yes, every time i tried to correct it, it started a new one. i hope a mod finds this and deletes the two unnecessary ones.

this one needs to be locked or deleted for sure.
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