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Comment: Jury Nullification (Score 4, Insightful) 381

by UberDude (#31552432) Attached to: Sci-Fi Writer Peter Watts Convicted of Assault

IANAL...

You would have been entirely within your rights to acquit, if you felt that it was unjust to convict him under the circumstances. You're not forced to follow the directions of the judge, otherwise there wouldn't be any point in having a jury at all. If I was Peter Watts' lawyer, reading your message, I would be filing an appeal on Monday morning, on grounds of misdirection.

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