Jury rights outreach – Manchester (10/5/15)


Today I once again led a jury rights outreach operation in Manchester.

Jury nullification is where a jury chooses not to convict based on the morality of the case, regardless of the letter of the law. Activists inform jurors of their right to not convict by passing out jury nullification pamphlets.

I was joined by Michael Yakubovich.

The outreach operation played out fairly smoothly. Most jurors were receptive. There were, however, still a far higher ratio of chilly reactions than at other courthouses, including a couple refusing to acknowledge our existence. Still no idea how so many jurors could get turned off like that, but at least it’s getting better.

We reached 51 new jurors.