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A third type of jury nullification provision has been proposed in New York.
Jury nullification is a concept that dates back to the Magna Carta.
When an acquittal is returned, prosecutors usually believe they proved their case, so only nullification could account for the verdict.
In Japan, suits demanding nullification of election results begin at high courts, skipping district courts, and the ruling by the Supreme Court is final.
Hon Hai spokesman stressed that despite the nullification of the ECB plan, the company still possesses sufficient fund to support various investment projects.
They offer a historical overview of the evolution of the jury system and provide chapters examining such issues as juror bias and jury selection, the problem of pretrial publicity, jurors' comprehension of evidence and law, juries and scientific experts, deciding insanity, jury nullification, juries and capital punishment, civil liability, compensatory and punitive damages awards, and medical malpractice decisions.
Nullification is a tactic that is ideology- and party-neutral.
The energies of nullification proponents would be better spent on legitimate governance and the civilized art of persuasion rather than trying to circumvent the will of Congress.
In September a Belknap County jury illustrated the importance of the nullification power recognized by that provision when it acquitted a marijuana grower of growing marijuana.
LAHORE -- Former speaker National Assembly (NA) Ayaz Sadiq will file petition in Supreme Court (SC) today seeking nullification of Election Tribunal (ET) decision with reference to NA-122 Lahore.
The attitude might be considered a continuation of the "Spirit of '98," when Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, anonymous authors respectively of the 1798 Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, urged nullification and interposition by the states as the proper response to the Alien and Sedition Laws passed by the Federalist Congress during the John Adams administration.