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Re: [Grand_Jury] Re: Juror's challenge raises legal issue

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  • ahs@swissmail.org
    ... Best Regards, Amir Dr. Amir H. Sanjari “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke 1729-1797
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 14, 2008
      Although one supports jury nullification and there are some USSC and
      USCA decisions to that effect and as per the Constitution and its
      supremacy, records seem to indicate that the latest USSC's decision
      on the matter disallows it.
      Has anyone got the LATEST shepardised word on the precedent?

      Best Regards,

      Dr. Amir H. Sanjari

      All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” 
      Edmund Burke 1729-1797

      On Aug 14, 2008, at 10:00 32AMEDT, Jon Roland wrote:

      US District Court Judge William G. Young misuses the term if he wrote that [jury] "nullification led to notorious acquittals in the South of white defendants by all-white juries". Those verdicts were not disagreements with whether the statutes under which the defendants were charged were constitutional or justly applied, which is the standard definition of "jury nullification". That was bias, which is a different matter. A judge has the duty to interpret and apply the law in deciding motions before the court, but a jury, in reaching a general verdict of "guilty" or "not guilty" in a criminal case, is necessarily reviewing those decisions in the ways it reaches its verdict, and must therefore be informed as what those decisions were and receive the same legal arguments the judge did. [/Stettinius v. United States/ <http://www.constitution.org/usfc/fc/22/Stettinius_v_US.htm>, 22 F. Cas. 1322 (1839); 5 Cranch C.C. 573] Contrary to 
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