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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:13 AM

Jury Nullification

Jury nullification occurs when a jury returns a verdict of "Not Guilty" despite its belief that the defendant is guilty of the violation charged. The jury in effect nullifies a law that it believes is either immoral or wrongly applied to the defendant whose fate they are charged with deciding.

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/zenger/nullification.html

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:15 AM

1. But, if the jury has been threatened with public disgrace if they vote guilty...

is their vote considered valid?

Just sayin'.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:20 AM

2. Why yessss, they ARE that corrupt.

Thank you for noticing.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:20 AM

3. Yes. However, new story today about Trump threatening to put any

Senator's head on a spike if they vote to convict to remove MAY constitute threat, even metaphorically. Would the nullification be valid if based on duress or threat?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 02:20 PM

8. Yes, that is the quote I was referring to and should have spelled it out. I had just seen it.

Can you believe he had enough nerve to say that to his own people? Why would anyone want to protect a jerk like that? This blows my mind.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:21 AM

4. They are so deep into the corruption...

...that they would nullify treason?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 08:06 AM

7. Oh,hell yes.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:44 AM

5. I would think that 20 or so Jurors who broke . . . .

protocol would be subject to dismissal of said jury. That the remaining jurors would be sufficient to cast the verdict.

I can't remember where I read something like that and it was from a retired Republican lawmaker.

From what shithole quoted I consider that death threats.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:54 AM

6. That's actually what they WANT people to think

Ignoring the fact that they aren’t “jurors”...

... they want to say that the prosecution is immoral and “the law” was made up for this defendant.

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