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Jury Nullification

To those who think jury nullification (letters, Nov. 2) is a good way to protect the little guy from the abusive power of the government: Think again. The historical use of jury nullification was in the post-Civil War South, where juries in effect legalized lynching by refusing to convict white men accused of killing blacks. Twelve people deliberating in secret and without accountability do not always embrace liberal causes.

Barry Carlton

El Cajon


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