Jury Nullification in the United States

Jury Nullification in the United States

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jury nullification in the United States has its origins in colonial British America. Similar to British law, in the United States jury nullification occurs when a jury in a criminal case reaches a verdict contrary to the weight of evidence, sometimes due to a disagreement with the relevant law. The American jury draws its power of nullification from its right to render a general verdict in criminal trials, the inability of criminal courts to direct a verdict no matter how strong the evidence, the Fifth Amendment's Double Jeopardy Clause, which prohibits the appeal of an acquittal and the fact that jurors can never be punished for the verdict they return.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Plicpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135626418
  • 9786135626414