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Jury nullification

Jury nullification is the little-known right that juries have to vote according to their conscience. This right is valid in the UK, Canada, US, Australia and New Zealand. It allows jurors to vote against the law if they consider the law unfair or whatever.

Interestingly, jurors are not advised of this right. And if any juror advises of their knowledge of this right, they are removed from the jury. Anyone who advises jurors of this right within a court can be arrested for ‘jury tampering’.

I found out about it this morning, after having a discussion with Deidre about it. She didn’t believe me, so I had to find the evidence.

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