Jury Rights Outreach – Manchester (2/27/17)

Today I conducted jury nullification outreach to jurors in Manchester.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict a defendant because doing so, while applying the law, would yield an unjust result. By so doing a jury can nullify a bad law that has come to cause harm instead of good. Jury rights activists such as myself inform jurors of this right by distributing pamphlets in front of courthouses.

This was the first selection of the pool, so the courthouse had a long, snaking stream of jurors incoming. I was not intending to lead up the operation, but apparently the activist who was supposed to never showed up, so I ended up doing it myself.

I reached 80 jurors.