Juries in every state have this power, called "nullification," but New Hampshire is the only state to have taken steps to make sure juries are aware of it.Last modified on Sunday, 02 February 2014
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N.H. Judges May be Forced to Tell Jurors They Can Acquit if they Disagree with Law
- Sunday, Feb 02 2014
- News Roundup
- Written by PLP News
A bill to was introduced in January in New Hampshire’s House of Representatives to require judges to tell juries in every criminal case that they are free to vote to acquit defendants if they have reasonable doubt of guilt or if they simply don't agree with the underlying law. So reports The Wall Street Journal.