Jury rights outreach – Laconia (4/11/16)


The Rights Brigade once again informed Laconia jurors of their right to nullify.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides to nullify a victimless crime or other bad law by refusing to convict a defendant. This right, while universal to the United States, is specifically mentioned by New Hampshire law. Still, jury rights activists inform jurors of their right to nullify by distributing pamphlets in front of courthouses.

State representative and all around great activist Michael Sylvia conducted the outreach. As a later selection in the pool, most jurors had already gone through once before, and at least one still had a jury nullification pamphlet from previous operations. Still, 9 new jurors were reached.