Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:59:12 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

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"If the law is just, juries will naturally rule on the facts of the case. The criminal nature of intentional physical harm to person or property, and theft of property, by force or fraud, is nearly universally agreed upon. The common law has little to fear from nullification. The problem arises only when legislators criminalize failure to obey their statutes, many of which (every tax statute, every gun statute, every drug statute, every registration and licensing statute) are themselves criminal. These statutes could not be enforced if juries were told of their age-old right and duty to judge the alleged law as well as the alleged law-breaker. May it become so." -- Bill St. Clair

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