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Why Jury Nullification Is a Bad Idea

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Jury nullification is a bad idea because law should be made under established and visible procedures and in legislatures accountable to the electorate, not ad hoc by micro-legislatures deliberating in secret and accountable to no one.  The latter, in slightly different and earlier forms, had a pretty well known name:  Vigilantism. 

Today, however, I ran across another reason to oppose jury nullification.

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A round of applause for Facebook, enabling the removal of a bad juror.

Of course, this is one more thing for trial prosecutors to watch out for, as if they didn't have enough already.

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