Maui County Citizens for Democracy in Action encourages
all Maui County citizens to register to vote and "Vote back America."
The Supreme Court has ruled that Jury Nullification gives juries the power to nullify the law, if jurors believe the law is unjust. Jury nullification is constitutionally legal and sends the message that "We the People" want fundamental change in our criminal justice system and equal justice for all. The Fully Informed Jury Ordinance shall permit the defense to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy.
The idea that jurors should judge the law, as well as the facts, is a proud part of American history. Northern jurors helped abolish slavery by refusing to convict people "guilty" of helping slaves escape. Jury Nullification was also an important factor in ending Prohibition.
Jury nullification allows juries to acquit defendants who are technically guilty, but who don't deserve punishment. The jury is saying that the law is unfair, either generally or in a particular case.
Please spread the word about YOUR power of Jury Nullification.
Patients Without Time's Jury Nullification video, 2009
On June 18, Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire signed into law HB 146, a bill granting to juries in that state the right “to judge the application of the law in relationship to the facts in controversy.”
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Maui County Citizens for Democracy in Action 2012