In the event of prosecution, jury nullification allows regular people to exercise a veto over the power of the state.
Michael Picard's free speech rights were violated when he was booked for telling passersby to "Google Jury Nullification."
Jonathan Wall, whose federal trial begins on May 2, notes that many people openly engage in similar conduct with impunity.
What’s at stake in Michigan v. Wood
Jurors remain free to exercise judgment and mercy in a criminal justice system that often lacks both.
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Federal Judge Advocates Jury Nullification After Being Shocked by Overzealous Child Pornography Prosecution
It just makes sense to let jurors know about their already established power to exercise discretion over bad laws and ill-considered prosecutions.
End of a Jim Crow-era law a potential win for jury nullification.
Catherine Bernard doesn't ask jurors to "nullify" the laws. She just urges them to perform the full range of their powerful jobs.
In theory, yes. But not in the world we actually live in, where law enforcement is already rife with numerous discretionary decisions made unavoidable by the fact that we have far too many laws.
Michigan activist Keith Wood argues that his jury tampering conviction violated the First Amendment.
Keith Wood argues that his distribution of flyers was protected by the First Amendment.
Keith Wood, who was convicted of jury tampering last month, argued that he was exercising his First Amendment rights.
A medical marijuana provider unsuccessfully argues that improper jury instructions made his conviction invalid.
Handing out pamphlets gets treated as a crime.
Jury nullification angers judges and prosecutors, but it's all just part of the jurors' role in protecting us from the government.
Keith Wood still faces a misdemeanor jury tampering charge for exercising his freedom of speech.
The former 2nd Circuit judge suggests that court was wrong to categorically reject a jury's right to acquit a guilty defendant.
Mitch Morrissey tried to imprison activists for passing out jury nullification pamphlets.
A judge claims freedom of speech is a felony.
The city treats handing out pamphlets near a courthouse as a crime.
Denver Police Continue Harassing Jury Nullification Activists, One Day After a Federal Judge Told Them to Cut It Out
According to the cops, a stack of pamphlets is an illegal "encumbrance."
Denver Concedes Distributing Jury Nullification Pamphlets Near a Courthouse Is Constitutionally Protected
But it still won't drop charges against activists arrested for distributing jury nullification pamphlets near a courthouse.
FIJA says banning its pamphlets near courthouses violates the First Amendment.
Mitch Morrissey warns that Eric Brandt is still at large and may be armed with jury nullification flyers.
Don't assume I agree to enforce absurd laws.
How "the people" work around bad prosecutors.
Mark Iannicelli could go to prison for advocating jury nullification.
Voting is fine, but there are better ways to keep government officials on their toes.
Says, "It's time, like with Prohibition, to step back and say this was a stupid thing to do"
The prosecution, meanwhile, wants to censor the Internet
Checking in on one man's war on the war on drugs
Do Wisconsin jurors have the big, brass ones of their New Hampshire counterparts?
If the public won't convict defendants, there's no reason to have prohibition on the books