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Free speech: Federal judge throws out charges against retired professor for ‘jury nullification’

A federal judge ruled that a retired chemistry professor was within his rights to stand outside a federal courthouse in Manhattan and urge jurors to vote their conscience rather than follow the law.

The judge wrote that such general petitioning did not constitute jury tampering. -db

From The New York Times, April 19, 2012, by Benjamin Weiser.

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