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Federal Judge Advocates Jury Nullification After Being Shocked by Overzealous Child Pornography Prosecution

Federal Judge Advocates Jury Nullification After Being Shocked by Overzealous Child Pornography Prosecution

It just makes sense to let jurors know about their already established power to exercise discretion over bad laws and ill-considered prosecutions.

- Reason
"This is a shocking case. This is a case that calls for jury nullification."
Many have had similar reactions when confronting cases involving authorities running roughshod over people with bad laws, punitive sentences, and ill-considered prosecutions. But this time, the person invoking jury nullification was a federal judge—District Judge Stefan R. Underhill of the District of Connecticut—and he spoke in court about a case over which he presided.
The prosecution that...

Juror in Saifullah Khan Yale Rape Case Says Acquittal Was Justified: 'I Think He's Innocent'

Juror in Saifullah Khan Yale Rape Case Says Acquittal Was Justified: 'I Think He's Innocent'

"I think he doesn't deserve this, and I think it's sad."

- Reason
A jury acquitted former Yale student Saifullah Khan last week of committing rape on Halloween night in 2015. If you read Time, The New York Times, The Yale Daily News, or any number of other mainstream media outlets' coverage of the case, this verdict may seem like a travesty of justice, even a calculated counterstrike against the #MeToo movement.
Khan's defense attorney put the victim on trial, critics say, by asking her uncomfortable questions about her sexy Halloween costume, her...

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