If the evidence is as is presently out there, the Zimmerman jury might have to do so in order to convict.
Let's get our terminology straight, this would be a railroad, or lynching.
Such an action would be the nullification of justice, the society, and the moral authority of government. It would be the affirmation of mob rule, absolute barbarism and human sacrifice.
Conviction of an obviously innocent man because you dislike his politics or skin color is just as much jury nullification as is acquittal of a guilty one because you approve of his politics.
No, this is a conflation that ASSUMES that law given by the mob is good or just. It is not, as my tagline has asserted for a while, now.
That's how I've seen it defined, more or less. If you have another I'd be very interested to hear it.
OK, it seems jury nullification usually refers to acquittal for a defendant charged with a crime the jury believes should not be a crime.
It’s an extension of the term, but I fail to see how this differs in principle from a jury convicting a person when they think the law should have made what he did criminal.