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Interview with Dan Kinch: Activism, Performance, and Jury Nullification

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Jury nullification is this great thing. William Penn is jury nullification. One of the founding fathers not talked about. But yes, in the American judicial system – this dates back to the colonies – you are allowed to vote your conscience regardless of the evidence you are presented with. It was how the Quakers kept from going to prison for not worshipping in the Church of England. And that has been true forever. There’s an organization called the Fully Informed Jury Association, which actually will send you leaflets and flyers that explain your rights as a juror. But people don’t hear that.