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Function of Juries & Jury Nullification | 17 Jan 2011

HB146 (2011) Relative to the right of jury nullification.

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Although FIJA takes no position on legislation, we do track any legislation related to juries, whether the legislation is suspension of trial by jury blamed on budget cuts, or bills introduced in any legislative body. This bill was brought to our attention by one of our FIJA Contacts in New Hampshire, Dick Marple.

HB146 (2011) Relative to the right of jury nullification.

This bill states that in all criminal proceedings the court shall instruct the jury of its inherent right to judge the law as well as the facts and to nullify any and all actions they find to be unjust. The court is also mandated to permit the defendant or counsel for the defendant to explain this right of jury nullification to the jury.

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