Ask Me About Jury Nullification T-Shirt

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Inspired by this post on reddit, here’s the t-shirt that is guaranteed* to get your ass held in contempt of court. Not that you have to wear this specifically on days you’re potentially serving on a jury – it’s a good everyday wear just to inform people about jury nullification.

Jury Nullification Fun Facts!
  1. Juries in New England in general and in Massachusetts in particular and in Boston most particular, juries would frequently find obvious violators of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 not guilty. They just up and thought convicting someone of that was wrong.Did they have a fancy justification — the Fugitive Slave Law was a clear violation of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, enacted without regard to the enumerated powers in Article 1, Section 8 — or just think slavery was an abomination?

    Either way: harbor a fugitive slave in or near Boston or fail to assist in the recovery of that slave, and there’s a real chance you’ll walk, even if you were charged and tried for it.

    Thanks, jury nullification.

  2. When cases of people violating corporation-backed laws banning labor unions and/or labor union organizing, juries would often find obvious violators not guilty.
  3. Juries can find a defendant not guilty on marijuana charges, or other drug charges. They don’t have to explain their reasoning behind the verdict; they just deliver a verdict, so it’s hard to tell how often this happens. But it surely happens. Probably more often, now, when things that are crimes in one state are not crimes just a few miles away.
  4. A few years ago, a local prosecutor somewhere ended up dropping the charges against a defendant charged with a marijuana offense, because he simply couldn’t get an entire jury that was willing to consider convicting the defendant.Not quite sure this is jury nullification. Had they kept their mouths shut, they could have gotten a free lunch during deliberations, and still let the defendant go free.

    Sure it is. Even the possibility of jury nullification can have a good effect.

  5. More than one of the founding fathers of this country stated quite explicitly that right of jurors to judge not only the facts of the case, but also the justice of the law, or its applicability in the case they were trying.
  6. The line about the boxes that we can use to preserve our liberties being the soap box (First Amendment), ballot box (voting), and jury box (jury nullification) is pretty much self-explanatory.Even if you can’t convince people a law is unjust, and you can’t vote in elected officials who will repeal it, you can as a juror at least keep it from hurting a harmless person by refusing to convict, at that person’s trial.

The more you know, etc.

This American Apparel t-shirt is the smoothest and softest t-shirt you’ll ever wear. Made of fine jersey, it has a durable, vintage feel. These classic-cut shirts are known for their premium quality, as well as ability to stand up to a washing machine (will maintain size and color after many washes).

• Fine jersey
• Slim fit
• Double stitched
• made in the USA, sweatshop free

*I have no idea if this is true.

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Inspired by this post on reddit, here’s the t-shirt that is guaranteed* to get your ass held in contempt of court. Not that you have to wear this specifically on days you’re potentially serving on a jury – it’s a good everyday wear just to inform people about jury nullification.

Jury Nullification Fun Facts!
  1. Juries in New England in general and in Massachusetts in particular and in Boston most particular, juries would frequently find obvious violators of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 not guilty. They just up and thought convicting someone of that was wrong.Did they have a fancy justification — the Fugitive Slave Law was a clear violation of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, enacted without regard to the enumerated powers in Article 1, Section 8 — or just think slavery was an abomination?

    Either way: harbor a fugitive slave in or near Boston or fail to assist in the recovery of that slave, and there’s a real chance you’ll walk, even if you were charged and tried for it.

    Thanks, jury nullification.

  2. When cases of people violating corporation-backed laws banning labor unions and/or labor union organizing, juries would often find obvious violators not guilty.
  3. Juries can find a defendant not guilty on marijuana charges, or other drug charges. They don’t have to explain their reasoning behind the verdict; they just deliver a verdict, so it’s hard to tell how often this happens. But it surely happens. Probably more often, now, when things that are crimes in one state are not crimes just a few miles away.
  4. A few years ago, a local prosecutor somewhere ended up dropping the charges against a defendant charged with a marijuana offense, because he simply couldn’t get an entire jury that was willing to consider convicting the defendant.Not quite sure this is jury nullification. Had they kept their mouths shut, they could have gotten a free lunch during deliberations, and still let the defendant go free.

    Sure it is. Even the possibility of jury nullification can have a good effect.

  5. More than one of the founding fathers of this country stated quite explicitly that right of jurors to judge not only the facts of the case, but also the justice of the law, or its applicability in the case they were trying.
  6. The line about the boxes that we can use to preserve our liberties being the soap box (First Amendment), ballot box (voting), and jury box (jury nullification) is pretty much self-explanatory.Even if you can’t convince people a law is unjust, and you can’t vote in elected officials who will repeal it, you can as a juror at least keep it from hurting a harmless person by refusing to convict, at that person’s trial.

The more you know, etc.

This American Apparel t-shirt is the smoothest and softest t-shirt you’ll ever wear. Made of fine jersey, it has a durable, vintage feel. These classic-cut shirts are known for their premium quality, as well as ability to stand up to a washing machine (will maintain size and color after many washes).

• Fine jersey
• Slim fit
• Double stitched
• made in the USA, sweatshop free

*I have no idea if this is true.

Many thanks to Eric Harris for all the excellent Jury Nullification information

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