Reply To: Jury Nullification


I wondered the same thing. I was ‘conscripted’ into jury duty last spring, and had the unfortunate luck of being assigned to a trial as a jury alternate. During the briefings from the judge before the trial began, she made it clear that the jury’s responsibility was to determine whether or not the defendant was guilty of the crime being charged with, and seemed to imply that we shouldn’t worry about the law itself. Fortunately, the trial was about embezzlement instead of artificial created crimes.

It was an interesting experience, but not one that I hope to go through again…