MICHELE FIORE WITH IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ON JURY NULLIFICATION
Hello, I’m Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. Thank you for tuning in to this very important information on Jury Nullification. The information I’m about to share with you is for you to share with others, take a few minutes and google Jury Nullification.
What is Jury Nullification? Jury nullification is a constitutional doctrine that allows juries to acquit defendants who are technically guilty, but who don’t deserve punishment. If it shouldn’t be a crime and legislators have made bad laws then our family and friends shouldn’t do the time.
YOUR ROLE AS A JUROR IS AN IMPORTANT ONE
“The highest function of the juror is not to dispense punishment to fellow citizens for breaking the law, but rather to protect us all from unjust laws and malicious prosecutions pursued by power-hungry government employees. Jurors protect society from dangerous individuals, but primarily, jurors protect individuals from dangerous government”
Current Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor is now on record: she says the prevailing Second Circuit view of jury nullification is too harsh and that juries could benefit from being aware of their option of jury nullification.
Please google jury nullification and visit www.fija.org for more information.