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Race Based Jury Nullification
A discussion of the pros and cons of race based jury nullification.
# 122271 | 500 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Law (General)

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This paper looks at and analyzes the pros and cons of race based jury nullification and comes out against it. It further describes race based jury nullification as when there is sufficient evidence that the defendant is guilty but the jury votes for acquittal anyway based entirely on the defendant's race.

From the Paper:

"Jury nullification is when the jury refuses to deliver a verdict according to the law regardless of the evidence presented against the defendant and finds them innocent. Instead it bases its verdict on other grounds. In recent years courts have seemed to favor jury nullification less. The Fourth Circuit decision US v Moylan affirmed the right of jury nullification but also the power of the court to refuse to permit an instruction to the jury regarding this right."

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