1: The Secret Power of Jury Nullification

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Sep 16, 201215m
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1: The Secret Power of Jury Nullification
Sep 16 '1215m
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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.

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