Comment: Start at the state level

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Start at the state level

I think getting a Constitutional Amendment for this is too large an undertaking at this point. Also, I don't believe that the average politician either cares to support such an amendment or is intelligent enough to understand it.

Many states have a means of amending their state constitutions or statutes by way of popular vote, including getting a measure on the ballot via referendum, etc.

It can be as simple as creating an amendment or statute at the state level that requires all judges at state level courts or inferior to read to every jury their right to nullification. I'm thinking of something similar to how Miranda rights are applied at the time of arrest. Imagine if every jury at the state level or lower had to be told that they could nullify a bad law.

Go to ballotpedia.org and learn if your state allows direct legislation, etc. If state law allows, find out how many petition signatures you need and get your measure on the ballot. Even if it makes it on the ballot and fails miserably, you will have created a significant dialog and we will have a lot more informed jurors.

If such "Juror Rights" were read before each trial convened, we would see a lot of bad laws tossed out, prosecutors restraining themselves from pursuing cases that are likely to get nullifications, cops not arresting people when they know nothing will eventually come of it, etc. Don't have a stand-your-ground law in your state? Jury nullification will basically change the definition of justifiable homicide to include things like shooting your assailant while you visit an ATM. Marijuana and possibly other drugs will become legal per se when prosecutors know they can't score a conviction from a well-informed jury, especially considering support for marijuana legalization is over 50%, that's 6 out of 12 jurors. If only 1 out of the 12 jurors believes in the broad definition of the 2nd Amendment, people won't go to jail for possessing a firearm either concealed or open or loaded or even full-auto.

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