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Old 12-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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The sad thing is that the American people don't need to rely on LEOs to nullify unjust laws by willful neglect of duty. The American people hold the ultimate trump card in jury nullification.

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Prospective jurors who take the subway to D.C. Superior Court and exit near the National Building Museum see these words: “Good jurors nullify bad laws” and “You have the right to ‘hang’ the jury with your vote if you cannot agree with other jurors.”

Since the billboard went up this month, District prosecutors have been worried that the message could sway their cases. In the past week alone, they have asked judges in three cases to ensure that jurors had neither seen nor been influenced by the billboard.

The billboard is part of a growing national campaign to encourage jurors who disagree with a law, or think a punishment is too harsh, to vote for acquittal. Kirsten Tynan of the Montana-based Fully Informed Jury Association, whose name and Web address is included on the billboard, said the nonprofit group generally challenges crimes it calls “victimless,” ...

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Old 12-03-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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I had to go to jury duty a while back. The prosecuting attorney wanted to know, on a scale of one to ten, ten being best, how we viewed our local police. "10" was overwhelming. I was disgusted (the case was an attempt to give a DWI to a fellow who did not blow above the legal limit).
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