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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Governor signs jury nullification law

The governor of New Hampshire has signed a new law that allows juries to weigh the law, as well as the facts, in deciding a case, a concept known as "jury nullification." Robert Anton Wilson was very interested in jury nullification and wrote about it -- for example, in Chaos and Beyond, an underrated book that has gone out of print.

Here is a good blog post by Tim Lynch that discusses the concept in general and the New Hampshire law in particular.

Thanks to John Merritt for calling this to my attention.

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