Jury rights outreach – Concord (3/14/16)


I conducted a jury outreach operation at a jury selection in Concord.

Jury nullification is where the jury (or a single member of the jury) decides that the application of the law in a particular instance would yield an unfair result, and nullifies the law by refusing to convict. Activists hand out pamphlets in front of courthouses before jury selections to notify jurors of this right.

The second selection of the pool on an unseasonably cold day meant a light turnout. In total, 9 people were reached, including 7 jurors and 2 others (likely defense attorneys). Of the 3 refusals, all were jurors who had previously received the flyer.