What is jury nullification?

Jury nullification is the practice of finding a defendant "not guilty" even if the evidence shows that a law was broken.

As a constitutional doctrine well-established in American case law, it is employed to protect defendants from laws that jurors feel are unjust. However, most jurors are not aware of its existence or know how to exercise their right.

History & Constitutionality

Read this extensive Wikipedia article

How to Nullify

Read our guide: How do I nullify?

External Resources

Fully Informed Jury Association

This is a good short video about the principle and history of jury nullification...