Courts, trials and juries

The reason that we have juries decide guilt and innocence is that you can't trust the government. Juries guard against injustice in two ways: by being disinterested parties, and by having the authority to decide guilt or innocence regardless of the instructions of the judge or the law. This latter right is called jury nullification and is a well-established legal principle.

The Fully Informed Jury Association seeks to inform jurors of this right, in the hopes of having unjust laws nullified.

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