Jury rights outreach – Dover (4/5/16)


I once again conducted jury nullification outreach outside of the Strafford County courthouse in Dover.

Jury nullification is where a jury nullifies a bad law by choose not to convict an otherwise guilty defendant, not because of perceived innocence, but because of the immorality of the law being applied. Jury rights activists inform jurors of this right by distributing pamphlets outside of courthouses, informing them of their right to nullify.

Most jurors had already received the pamphlet, but were nonetheless remarkably friendly considering the bitter second-winter chill. One, though, wasn’t as friendly, and stated that he didn’t “agree.” Might be the first time I’ve met someone who disagreed with their rights.

18 new jurors were reached.