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Jury Nullification

'Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death': The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What began with the passage of the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse. Since then, we have been terrorized, traumatized, and acclimated to life in the American Surveillance State.

We Are the Government: The Power of Jury Nullification

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.19.2016 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

Saddled with a corporate media that marches in lockstep with the government, elected officials who dance to the tune of their corporate benefactors, and a court system that serves to maintain order rather than mete out justice, Americans often feel as if they have no voice and no recourse when it comes to holding government officials accountable and combatting rampant corruption and injustice.

Blagojevich Trial: Power of the Jury

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In the Blagojevich brothers cases, over a hundred pages of jury instructions were read by Judge James Zagel to the jury right before deliberations began. That is a lot to absorb.