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    Re: Jury nullification... legit?

    Yes. It is the second to last line of defense against a tyrannical government.

    Edit: ...anyone really surprised that I'm the first post to respond to this question? lol
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    Re: Jury nullification... legit?

    Upon reading a bit about it, I think Jury Nullification can go both ways. It can protect the defendant from unjust laws, but at the same time there is also the potential for abuse.
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    Re: Jury nullification... legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Upon reading a bit about it, I think Jury Nullification can go both ways. It can protect the defendant from unjust laws, but at the same time there is also the potential for abuse.
    This is true. But everything in life has a pro and a con. In this case the pro outweighs the con imo.
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    Re: Jury nullification... legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    but at the same time there is also the potential for abuse.
    Could you please elaborate?

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    Re: Jury nullification... legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Yes. It is the second to last line of defense against a tyrannical government.

    Edit: ...anyone really surprised that I'm the first post to respond to this question? lol
    I agree it is part of the checks and balances built into our system, providing an essential check against potentially tyrannical government.

    BTW - Kal'Stang, You said 2nd to last. What is the last? (I'm going to guess pardon??)

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    Re: Jury nullification... legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    I agree it is part of the checks and balances built into our system, providing an essential check against potentially tyrannical government.

    BTW - Kal'Stang, You said 2nd to last. What is the last? (I'm going to guess pardon??)
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    Re: Jury nullification... legit?

    I'm fine with it. If 12 (mostly) random people think that someone who is technically guilty should go free because the law is unjust, it's probably a pretty decent indicator of the way the American public in general feels about it, and a sign that the law in question needs to be re-examined.
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    Re: Jury nullification... legit?

    BTW, if SCOTUS does approve of the mandate in Obamacare I freely admit that I will use Jury Nullification every time that (if ever) I am a juror in a case where the government is sueing someone for not paying the "tax" (fine) regarding it.
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    Re: Jury nullification... legit?

    Jury nullification is one of the very reasons we initiated trial by jury.
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