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Jury Nullification | 29 Sep 2012

Jury Nullification Alive and Well

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Linda Bentley of Arizona’s Sonoran News discusses historical and modern uses of jury nullification.

Jury nullification alive and well

On June 18, 2012, N.H. Governor John Lynch signed into law HB146, which permits the defense in all criminal proceedings to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy.

While the law does not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2013, jurors’ inherent right to judge the law has been in existence for centuries and was recently used by a Belknap County, N.H. Superior Court jury to find Douglas Darrell (r), 59, not guilty of felony marijuana cultivation charges that could have sent him to prison for up to seven years.

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