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Letting the Juries Judge

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photoDoing the crime, getting off without time.

A South Dakota ballot initiative would let juries determine not only guilt or innocence, but the wisdom of the law in question.

Proponents call Amendment A the best defense against misguided and draconian prosecutions. Opponents of the initiative call it antidemocratic and unconstitutional.

Jury nullification's new day: Letting the voters decide.


Clay Conrad, private practice attorney and author, "Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine"

Bob Newland, Libertarian candidate for attorney general, South Dakota

Andrew Leipold, professor, University of Illinois College of Law

This program aired on September 25, 2002. The audio for this program is not available.

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