jury nullification

Definition of "jury nullification"
  1. A choice by a jury to clear a defendant, even if they broke a law the jury deems unfair or incorrect
How to use "jury nullification" in a sentence
  1. In a high-profile case, a whisper of jury nullification hung in the air after the surprise verdict.
  2. The defense lawyer suspected jury nullification played a role when the jury acquitted the activist for civil disobedience.
  3. Despite solid evidence, the jury's tendency towards jury nullification led to the offender being set free.

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