[kwlug-disc] Don Marti on copyright and pro-trust laws

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Fri Jun 24 19:23:06 EDT 2011


On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 07:01:00PM -0400, R. Brent Clements wrote:
> The idea of individual jurors being able to decide whether a law
> applies or not is pretty much anarchy.  It is the jurors duty to fit
> the facts of the case to the charges laid against the defendant.  It
> isn't even left up to them to decide if the laws that are applied in
> the case are the correct ones, with the exception of laws that have
> various degrees of application.  Not applying the laws because of a
> personal aversion to them is not that far from ignoring the laws when
> it serves your interest.

That's why there are appeals.

Jury nullification does exist, though, and I think it is a useful tool
when necessary.

- Chris




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