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Jury Nullification

On Behalf of | Mar 29, 2022 | Firm News

In some circles, the concept of jury nullification garners much attention and discussion. Courts, however, forbid the mention of nullification to jurors. Jurors can decide that a law is wrong or does not apply in a particular situation, yet the law prevents a defendant from telling a jury that they have that power.

Over time, an alternative discussion around jury nullification arose, out of necessity. Using the concept of the Double Bind, a story can be told which never mentions nullification yet leads a jury toward acquitting without uttering the forbidden words.

In Last Ditch, the application of Double Bind is discussed. Two closing arguments which included aspects of the Double Bind are included as well.

Click here for a link to Double Bind.