Jury Rights Outreach – Nashua (1/9/17)

BJ and Bruce performed a jury nullification outreach operation in Nashua this morning! Despite the single digit temperatures, approximately 15 jurors were waiting outside the doors of the Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua, NH at 7:45am when our activists arrived, although the courthouse did not open until 8:00am.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict a defendant if a conviction would be unjust, no matter the letter of the law in the situation. This is usually emphasized in the case of victimless crimes, where the defendant has not actually harmed anyone or their property. Jury rights activists inform juries of this right by distributing informative pamphlets outside of courthouses before jury selections.

This was the first selection of the January jury pool in Nashua, and 120 jurors were reached, as well as 2 court employees that were interested in our pamphlets.

This operation was conducted as part of the January jury nullification campaign. You can track the campaign’s progress, and donate to support its completion, here.