Jury Nullification

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    Ever wonder why this was written into the Constitution? Like most of our Constitution, this exists to limit the power of government. Juries have the power to find someone accused unjustly, or even guilty of breaking an unjust law, not guilty. This is the secret power that citizens have that the state does not want you know about.

    This is the ultimate power we, as citizens, have over the government. It is actually part of the checks and balances built into our system. Those who believe in liberty need to be informed jurors.

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    Why do you think lawyers wrangle so hard for the jury of their choice? They are looking for the most sympathetic persons for their case.

    Just an example: OJ simpson
     
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    Looyahs are officers of the court first....They serve the oligarchy before they serve any client.

    Judges are merely looyahs with a God complex.

    The only check on those overdressed hooligans is the jury.
     
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    total and complete ignorance.

    no surprises.
     
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    Nice historical and legal citations, counselor. :rolleyes:
     
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    i've told you, i don't waste my time trying to teach pigs to talk...

    when you sit on a jury you take an oath to follow the law.

    and just for the record, yes, each side wants a sympathetic jury... but those sides are both working for a sympathetic jury and end up with one that's generally impartial since the opposing forces balance out.

    and re OJ... the prosecution did a terrible job... there was no way they proved their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
     
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    Let me guess, you oppose jury nullification on the grounds that it usurps the rule of law. Would you agree that Harriet Tubman should have been convicted under the Fugitive Slave Act because she broke the law?
     
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    Historical and legal citations to counter your outrageous statement that "Looyahs are officers of the court first....They serve the oligarchy before they serve any client"?

    You really stuck your ass out there on this one, D-Man. Too late to edit it now, you've been quoted.
     
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    I think she was referring to Dude's post when she mentioned total and complete ignorance - which, of course, it is.
     
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