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You Should Know About Jury Nullification

You Should Know About Jury Nullification

By Staff Writer

an impartial jury.” The states are equally obliged to provide a jury trial in criminal cases according to the Due Process Clause of Amendment XIV. Likewise, and more pertinent to nullification, if a jury acquits a criminal defendant, she cannot be tried again in that jurisdiction for that crime. In the US, jury nullification appeared well before the founding of the country. Nonetheless, American jury nullification remains alive and well. Of course, thanks to jury nullification, the jury could have let her off for the second instance if they wanted.