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[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

In Scotland, they have three verdicts:

Guilty

Not guilty

Not proven

It's absurd that in the US such a fundamental feature of the justice system is a secret menu item.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Not proven doesn't sound quite the same as jury nullification.

Jury nullification as classically defined is when the jury agrees that according to the law the defendant is guilty, but they render a not guilty verdict anyway.

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[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You're right. Jury Nullification nullifies punishment, regardless of evidence.

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[–] ESOTERICshade 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

One of the most powerful tools available to the masses and least known about. For sure. And people get arrested sometimes for handing out pamphlets about it near court houses. Make ya think...

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[–] 2impendingdoom 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Judges want to keep all the power for themselves.

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[–] patriot_biz [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or more accurately, judges want to puff out their chests and grandstand.

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[–] 2impendingdoom 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

this was how prohibition was ended. juries refused to convict, so prosecutors stopped bringing cases and eventually it was repealed. The other thing is that people should demand juries instead of accepting pleas. This is another way the system gets around nullification.

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[–] ESOTERICshade 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yep. Its extortion.

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[–] HST 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah but if you are in the jury selection process and say you know about nullification, you wont be selected

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[–] HST 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And thats why my comment read "and (you) say you know about it" .

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[–] TheUnkinkedOx 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Attorney’s aren’t allowed to discuss jury nullification during selection. And they are forbidden from bringing it up at any point during trial, especially when giving closing arguments.

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[–] 13Buddha 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Amen.

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