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FIJA in the News & Function of Juries & Jury Nullification | 26 Jan 2014

-Jury Nullification Can End the Drug War Today

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Thanks to David Downs for a link to FIJA in this recent article in the East Bay Express about the power of jury nullification as a tool to end the war on drugs.
This Powerful Jury Tool Can End the Drug War Today

A New Hampshire bill introduced in the legislature this month would require judges to tell juries that they are free to use a time-tested, and controversial power called “nullification,” the Wall Street Journal reported today.

“Nullification” means jurors can vote to acquit defendants if jurors don’t agree with the underlying law. For example, most Americans don’t agree with the War on Pot, which results in about 750,000 arrests this year. About 13,000 Californians were arrested on felony pot charges in 2012.

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