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  •  This case cried out for jury nullification. This (2+ / 0-)
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    Lady Libertine, eXtina

    is the little-known power that juries have to acquit a defendant even they believe the defendant did violate the law.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    In most cases, nullification is never an issue.  But this would have been a good case to send a message to the prosecutor that these kinds of  cases shouldn't even be prosecuted.

    Keep this in mind in case you are ever called for jury duty.

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