Jury rights outreach – Ossipee (4/4/16)

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The Rights Brigade once again reached Ossipee for jury nullification outreach.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict a defendant because doing so would yield an unjust result, even if the law is applicable in that case. Jury rights activists hand out informative pamphlets to jurors to educate them about their rights.

The ever-dependable Nicholas Boyle carried out the operation. The court once again cancelled the selection, leaving some jurors to show up without a clue. Nick did talk to one, and distributed the jury nullification flyer. As much as it’s important to reach as many jurors as possible with information about their rights, one-on-one conversation is more helpful to make sure they actually understand about nullification.