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Jury nullification

If you were a juror living in the 19th century and a prosecutor asked you to convict someone who violated the “Fugitive Slave Act,” would you? If you refused, you would would be a practitioner of “jury nullification.” Jury nullification is when jurors acquit a guilty person because they do not agree with the law that the person is being prosecuted under.

Despite what you may be told, jurors do not have to convict anyone even if they are clearly guilty. If you are tired of seeing peaceful people locked up for using and selling drugs or committing other victimless “crimes,” you can practice jury nullification. You do not have to believe the lie that the “rule of law” trumps morality and your own conscience.

Learn more about jury nullification at CopBlock.org and FIJA.org.