36: Jury Nullification

from  Life of the Law

Jun 24, 2014

Though jurors are sworn to uphold the law during their deliberation, they still have the power to decide that a defendant is innocent even when all signs point to their guilt. Prosecutor Paul Butler traces the ways this hidden process was a boon for abolitionists in the 1800’s, and a curse to contemporary prosecutors arguing for a guilty verdict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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