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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 08 Jul 2014

-Jury Nullification Can Protect against Unjust Sentencing

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Jurors have the right and the power to conscientiously acquit through jury nullification for any reason they believe will deliver a just verdict. Sometimes they do this because they think the offense should not be illegal, but there are also other reasons they may feel moved to acquit even though a law has technically been […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 19 May 2014

-Right to Trial by Jury Is Undermined by Incarceration During Appeal

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This morning Judge Ronald Zweibel sentenced Cecily McMillan, convicted of assaulting a police officer when she instinctively defended herself against her breast being grabbed, to 3 months incarceration. Occupy Wall Street Protester Cecily McMillan Sentenced To Three Months In Jail A New York City judge sentenced Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan on Monday to […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 12 May 2014

-Judge ‘Edits’ Case Heard by Jury

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There has been much outcry over the conviction and imprisonment of Occupy activist Cecily McMillan, including a letter from 9 out of 12 of her jurors themselves begging the judge not to include any incarceration in her sentence. Given that he currently has her locked up at Rikers Island before she has even been sentenced, […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 09 May 2014

-Jurors Beg Judge Not To Send OWS Protester To Prison

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Thanks to Dawn Peterson-Smith and Steve Silverman for these articles on the Cecily McMillan conviction we reported on earlier this week. Upon returning to the real world after being relatively isolated during the four-week trial, several jurors expressed their shock over the possibility that the person they just convicted could go to jail for as […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 07 May 2014

-Occupy Trial Jurors Express Shock and Remorse Over Verdict

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The four-week trial of Occupy activist Cecily McMillan wrapped up this week, with the jury delivering a verdict of Guilty on a charge of felony assault on a police officer. According to supporters and the defendant, Cecily was herself attacked by the police officer and reacted instinctively to protect herself from a sexual assault: “Seized […]

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