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The reason for juries is if jury nulification is needed

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Started: 6/27/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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joshuaXlawyer

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First round acceptance.
Steelerman6794

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I accept the terms of the debate. As Con, I will argue that jury nullification is not an appropriate check on the criminal justice system. Good luck.
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Posted by Steelerman6794 5 years ago
Steelerman6794
You going to post your argument anytime soon?
Posted by Steelerman6794 5 years ago
Steelerman6794
Okay, I'll accept.
Posted by joshuaXlawyer 5 years ago
joshuaXlawyer
ones arguing that a jury can override the law if they see an injustice it a law or the application of such is wrong.

The other is they are suppose to follow the law as Black and White not gray and if a law is broken then he is guilty.
Posted by Steelerman6794 5 years ago
Steelerman6794
But what is each side supposed to argue?
Posted by joshuaXlawyer 5 years ago
joshuaXlawyer
:/ dinokiller go look up the definition of jury nullification.........
on second thought here.
Jury nullification occurs in a trial when a jury reaches a verdict contrary to the judge's instructions as to the law.
A jury verdict contrary to the letter of the law pertains only to the particular case before it; however, if a pattern of acquittals develops in response to repeated attempts to prosecute a statutory offence, it can have the de facto effect of invalidating the statute. A pattern of jury nullification may indicate public opposition to an unwanted legislative enactment.
Posted by dinokiller 5 years ago
dinokiller
So what you mean with it is that you want people to have the ability to nullify a jury's decision?
Posted by joshuaXlawyer 5 years ago
joshuaXlawyer
That a jury is set in place not only to decide guilt or innocents, but to amend situations by circumstance.
The Law is black and white, but a jury is to bring shades of gray into the law.
Posted by BennyW 5 years ago
BennyW
Could you elaborate?
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