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Jurors should act as the voice of the community

May 28, 2014
The Maui News

When we serve on a jury, we are told by the judge that we are there merely to determine the facts of the case, and not cast judgment on the law itself. This is patently false. Juries have an inherent right to veto laws that they disagree with. This right was recognized by the founders and was conceived of as a last resort of the people to fight back against tyrannical legislation.

 
 

 

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