Jury nullification: Remedy or danger?

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January 4, 2011
Foundation for Economic Education
by Wendy McElroy  
Posted in Commentary

"The discombobulated deputy attorney of Missoula County, Montana, called it 'mutiny.' The quiet courtroom insurrection was sparked by the prosecution of a man accused of possessing 1/16th of an ounce of marijuana. One of the 27 potential jurors asked why taxpayer money was being wasted in such a manner; thereupon the judge polled the entire jury pool. Most of them affirmed their refusal to convict on such a minor possession. Earlier, other potential jurors had been excused over 'philosophical objections.'" (01/04/11)



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