Friday, April 06, 2007

Jury Nullification

The Fully Informed Jury Association provides an important educational service. This association is working to inform citizens of their rights to decide the merits of the law and the application of the law in each case.

Jurors have the power to judge the law.

"The role of our jurors is to protect private citizens from dangerous government laws and actions. Many existing laws erode and deny the rights of the people. Jurors protect against tyranny by refusing to convict harmless people. Our country's founders planned and expected that we, the people, would exercise this power and authority to judge the law as well as the facts every time we serve as jurors. Juries are the last peaceful defense of our civil liberties.".

Unfortunately, few jurors are aware of this power. Many times jurors blindly follow whatever the judge instructs them as to what the law is. This results in the convictions of innocent defendants or defendants that have innocently followed the law without the requisite evil intent.

Inform yourselves as to what your authority is as a juror!

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