Ron Paul Supporter, Georgia State Representative Charles Gregory files bill on juror rights.Submitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 03:11
Rep. Gregory files bill on jurors’ rights
by Jon Gillooly
January 16, 2013
MARIETTA — State Rep. Charles Gregory (R-Kennesaw) has filed a bill that would ensure jurors are informed of their rights, including that of jury nullification, a procedure Marietta attorney Tom Cauthorn believes is dangerous.
Gregory describes jury nullification in a criminal trial as what happens when a jury effectively nullifies the law in that specific case by acquitting the defendant, regardless of the weight of evidence against them.
“As a juror, it is your duty to protect our citizens by sending criminals to jail; however, if you believe the defendant is being prosecuted under an unjust law, you have the right, and the constitutional and moral obligation to protect the defendant from tyrannical government and acquit,” Gregory said.