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Are you fully informed about jury nullification?

Function of Juries & Jury Nullification & Missive of the Month | 03 Sep 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Be Aware of Your Rights as a Potential Juror or Defendant

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Johannes_Vermeer_-_A_Lady_Writing_a_Letter_-_WGA24650Rachel Colon has a timely letter to the editor in The Appeal-Democrat in Marysville, California explaining the juror’s right to refuse to enforce unjust law. Judging from the comments under her letter, this educational outreach is sorely needed in her area! Many thanks to Rachel for taking the time to get the word out in this community.

Letter: Be aware of your rights as a potential juror or defendant

You will not be told of your jury rights in a courtroom with the current system. We, the people, traditionally and ideally, hold the power over civil servants through our votes. Like in business, it is not up to a worker to inform their boss what workplace procedures are.

It is up to us as citizens to go to jury duty fully informed. No one will be able to instruct, coerce or bully your decision and verdict to become a guilty one as easily if your sound judgment is to nullify and vote not guilty.

Click through for the entire letter.

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