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Jury nullification is a longstanding communal power, protected by the Constitution, with undeniable results on case outcomes.
Morton of Indiana summarized the motivations for southern jury nullification during debate over the Civil Rights Act of 1875.
Woods is arguably (inarguably to many) the leading authority on the topic of nullification --the power states may exercise to declare unconstitutional federal laws and edicts null and void--and when one reads his simply elegant encomium on the concept, it's easy to respect the reputation.
Yet nullification proponents in Missouri and elsewhere remain stubbornly and naively convinced that nullification is a promising and legal means of asserting state sovereignty and protecting individual liberties.
Free Staters, along with some liberty-loving locals, run a group modeled after Montana's Fully Informed Jury Association called New Hampshire Jury Information, which educates prospective jurors and the general public about jury nullification.
Nullification acts have been introduced in state legislatures all across the country, particularly in the last few months: no fewer than 10 states took up proposals in the last week of February.
Nevertheless, Calhoun's apologia for consensus governments featuring full state sovereignty, state nullification of federal law, and dual executives representing distinct sections of the nation, Read concludes, is unpersuasive.
During the court trial ,,Olainfarm" submitted the counterclaim about nullification of registration of trademark Mildronats.
And finally, states have a long tradition, if not always exercised, of states' rights, including the well-known and well-defined concepts of nullification and secession, honed in the workshops of history, the very engines that can make them the most effective units for resistance to federal domination.
This nullification is an unjustly maligned Jeffersonian remedy that is largely unknown today, but it was in the mainstream of Virginian political thought in the late 18th century.
In the wake of the nullification of the plan, market insiders doubted whether the company will stick to its plan to float global depository receipts (GDRs) or seek banking loans, instead.