Jury nullification as a tactic
Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul 13, 2013
I wonder how many other Californians think this is a good idea?
on Jul 15, 2013 at 11:46 am
Let me nudge this concept forward: Who is thrilled to get a jury notice in their mail? It means you need to show up for an undetermined period of time at the courthouse, then get questioned/challenged by the attorneys...then wait to see if you are, finally, empanelled...then who knows for how long?
By reducing the number of required jurors (from 12 to 6), this would reduce those jury notices from three years to six years, approximately. Above all that, jury nullification would be reduced by half. This would reduce the power of various legal "gamers" to manipulated the system.