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Jury Nullification | 18 Jan 2012

New Hampshire Senate to Take Up Jury Nullification Legislation

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Senate to Take Up Jury Nullification Legislation

The Senate will consider a bill today that would let defense attorneys tell jurors they can acquit a defendant even if there is sufficient evidence proving his guilt.

Yesterday, a day before the Senate would take up the bill, Rep. Susan DeLemus, a Rochester Republican, introduced a similar bill to the House Judiciary Committee… She introduced her bill, she said, because she wasn’t “super clear” if the previous version had actually found support in the Senate. A subcommittee of the Senate has recommended the full Senate pass the proposal.

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