Jury nullification the evolution of a doctrine clay s conrad on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers juries have been delivering independent verdicts in the interest of justice for over 800 years. I read this book as research for one of my planks in my campaign platform when i ran for county prosecutor of wayne county michigan the plank being the promotion and facilitation of jury nullification in all criminal trials especially where victimless crimes are involved. The nook book ebook of the jury nullification the evolution of a doctrine by clay s conrad at barnes noble free shipping on 350 or more the bigoted jury acquittals in lynchings and civil rights murder cases 167 jury nullification the evolution of a doctrine 45 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. Jury nullification the evolution of a doctrine by clay conrad is one of the major book length treatments of jury nullification the federal lawyer noted conrad providesa comprehensive overview of jury nullification in historical substantive policy and practical terms the book surveys the history of jury nullification describing how it has changed with cases such as sparf v. Central to the history of trial by jury is the right of jurors to vote not guilty if the law is unjust or unjustly applied when jurors acquit a factually guilty defendant we say that the jury nullified the law the founding fathers believed that juries in criminal trials had a role to play as the conscience of the community relied on juries nullifying to hold the government to
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