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by Peter Moskos

October 12, 2008

Your consitutional rights

I have advocated that all drug defendants demand jury trials. It's a constitutional right. It would end the war on drugs.

That is kind of sort happening on a small scale. Here's the story in the Sun. Our system of justice is broken.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good thinking Peter. Potential jurors should also understand the concept of jury nullification. Specifically, they should know that their role is not just to decide guilt/innocence but also to evalute the law. Judges and prosecutors try to play fast and loose with the facts on this one, but they know very well that jury nullification has been part of U.S. history since the colonial days (ie. the Peter Zenger case).