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To: donna
Jury nullification is a constitutional doctrine which allows juries to acquit criminal defendants who are technically guilty, but who do not deserve punishment.

And is some cases to recognize that the legal system is broken and approve of vigilante justice.

This isn't always a good thing.

15 posted on 07/05/2012 6:58:49 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1261 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void

There are zero aspects of government that are “always a good thing.”

Though not perfect, jury nullification is an important part of the checks and balances built into the Republic the founders gifted us with.
A part well worth fighting, killing, and dying to preserve.

Against all enemies foreign and domestic.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 7:06:45 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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