"The Indispensable Right of Jury Nullification"
"New Hampshire Officially Recognizes Jury Nullification"
Date: 8/10/2012 5:59:49 PM ( 9 y ) ... viewed 1746 times
"... When New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed HB 146 into law on June 18, the Granite State became the first in the nation to enact a measure explicitly recognizing and protecting the indispensable right of jury nullification.
New Hampshire’s jury nullification law reads, in relevant part: 'In all criminal proceedings the court shall permit the defense to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy.'"
"...At the time of the American founding it was well and widely understood that the power of citizen juries - both grand and petit - was plenary, and that their chief function was to force the government to prove its case against a defendant - and the validity of the law in question.":
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