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SDuderstadt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-11 01:22 PM
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1. It's a really...
bad idea.

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  -Jury Nullification and your power to nullify Jumping John  Jun-05-11 01:20 PM   #0 
  - It's a really...  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 01:22 PM   #1 
  - And why would you say that? We have the largest prison  Jumping John   Jun-05-11 01:25 PM   #3 
     - Which has what to do with...  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 01:29 PM   #4 
        - O I see you as thinking I am not worthy of an answer. Thanks for that. n/t  Jumping John   Jun-05-11 01:38 PM   #5 
        - Do you think my vote as a juror is dependent on how a fellow juror teabagger or  Jumping John   Jun-05-11 01:46 PM   #7 
        - Yeah...  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 01:49 PM   #9 
           - O Rly? So you say every vote over impeachment of Bill Clinton should have been AYE??? n/t  Jumping John   Jun-05-11 01:55 PM   #13 
              - WTF?  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 02:00 PM   #14 
                 - So what are you saying? That if the facts show that a person did an illegal act, then all votes in  Jumping John   Jun-05-11 02:03 PM   #15 
                    - JJ...  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 02:13 PM   #16 
                       - Yea that is why I am asking for you to offer some clarification here? When I asked,  Jumping John   Jun-05-11 02:28 PM   #19 
                          - Dude...  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 02:37 PM   #20 
                             - So it results in a hung jury, which could happen for any of many other reasons.  Jumping John   Jun-05-11 02:48 PM   #23 
                                - Dude...  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 02:52 PM   #24 
                                   - You mis-spelled 'our.'  Jumping John   Jun-05-11 02:58 PM   #26 
                                      - It was a "typo" and since...  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 03:16 PM   #28 
        - Jury nullification ended slavery, prohibition, and would end the death penalty  bananas   Jun-05-11 01:51 PM   #10 
           - Jury nullification ended...  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 01:55 PM   #12 
              - Before the civil war in the United States,  Jumping John   Jun-05-11 02:57 PM   #25 
                 - Those things did not...  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 03:15 PM   #27 
  - This may act as a check on the power of judges and prosecutors.  Dawson Leery   Jun-05-11 01:24 PM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-05-11 01:40 PM   #6 
  - In general it has been used wisely and well, but not often enough  saras   Jun-05-11 01:49 PM   #8 
  - K&R Thanks for posting. eom  Purveyor   Jun-05-11 01:55 PM   #11 
  - jury nullification illegal in California.  provis99   Jun-05-11 02:14 PM   #17 
     - "in criminal cases, juries may continue to nullify the law"  bananas   Jun-05-11 02:19 PM   #18 
        - they may still do it, but that doesn't make it legal.  provis99   Jun-05-11 02:38 PM   #21 
           - Or a good...  SDuderstadt   Jun-05-11 02:39 PM   #22 

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