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Jury Nullification Case Files

We are building the most comprehensive, online collection of legal cases about jury nullification, free speech in juror rights education, and other key cases in jury rights history. Jury nullification cases are organized below alphabetically by last name or common name of the case or group involved. As we set up a case file for one of the below cases, it can be reached by clicking the case file name. Cases with clickable links appear in green. Check back frequently for new case files.

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Jury Nullification Case Files

  • Anthony, Susan B.

    After being arrested for voting while female, Susan B. Anthony embarked on an extensive speaking tour to educate prospective jurors who might judge her case about their right to conscientiously acquit her.

  • Branch Davidian Trial
  • Bushell, Edward
  • Carriker, Kyler
  • Cort, Melroy
  • Hodges, John
  • Kleinman, Noah
  • Lee, Jae
  • Moore, Tiawanda
  • Penn, William
  • Philadelphia Treason Trials
  • Swartz, Aaron
  • Upstate Drone Action
  • Willis, Antonio
  • Woody, Elijah
  • Zenger, John Peter
  • A defense attorney moved before argumentation began to be allowed to argue jury nullification in this case by informing the jury of a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence they might consider unduly harsh for the crime charged. The judge agreed with the defense attorney and said he would permit it. Currently the trial is stayed pending outcome of the prosecution's appeal of this decision.