As John Henry Wigmore wrote in 1929, "the jury... adjusts the general rule of law to the justice to the particular case", ie. the jury can bring justice in a case where the law itself does not allow it.
Law and justice are from time to time inevitably in conflict. . . . The jury . . . adjusts the general rule of law to the justice to the particular case. Thus the odium of inflexible rules of law is avoided, and popular satisfaction is preserved . . . That is what jury trial does. It supplies that flexibility of legal rules which is essential to justice and popular contentment. ~John Henry Wigmore, American jurist, 20th century
A jury nullification in a trial occurs when a jury reaches a verdict contrary to the judge's instructions as to the law. This is just one of several reasons a trial by jury in criminal cases is preferred.
Attorney James Sullivan is is Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2004. Juvenile law is different than criminal law.
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