The Myth of Jury Nullification

R v Abbott [2006] VSCA 100 “The applicant’s concept of nullification is also said to entitle a jury to return a verdict of not guilty notwithstanding that they are satisfied that a breach of the law has been committed if the jury thinks the law unjust. The applicant contends that the trial judge in the present case was obliged to tell the jury that they could treat s.21A of the Act thus. “It is recognised that juries may deliver merciful … Continue reading The Myth of Jury Nullification
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