08 January 2016

Another Thought

Again, probably not original...

I've long liked the idea of jury nullification.

I'd always thought that I'd vote innocent on someone who was guilty of breaking the law, where I thought that the law was unjust or unconstitutional.

I've come into another reason to nullify.

For when the law is just and constitutional, but the mandatory sentence is unjust and excessive.

We've really got to get mens rea restored to our legal system to get it to more resemble a justice system.

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