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

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Jury rights activists conducted a jury education operation in Laconia today.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict a defendant, not based on whether or not the law applies in the particular case, but whether or not applying the law would yield a just result. A single juror therefore has the power to nullify a bad law. Activists inform jurors of this right by passing out informative pamphlets in front of courthouses.

State Representative Michael Sylvia, an invaluable ally of freedom both on the streets and in the legislature, conducted the operation. Though it was a rather cold morning (quite a break from the day before), a full group of jurors was still present for the selection.

Approximately 80 jurors were reached.