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posted by CharlesB in Politics

Jury Nullification- A Right and a Duty. I'm curious what folks in Athens think. Please?

January 6, 2013

Jury Nullification: The Next Flex Thing
http://www.flexyourrights.org/jury-nullification/

"It is presumed, that juries are the best judges of facts; it is, on the other hand, presumed that courts are the best judges of law. But still both objects are within your power of decision… you [juries] have a right to take it upon yourselves to judge of both, and to determine the la w as well as the fact in controversy."--John Jay, our nation's first Supreme Court Justice

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