"The pages of history shine on instances of the jury's exercise
of it's prerogative to disregard instructions of the judge."
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US v. Dougherty, 473 F 2nd 1113, 1139, (1972)
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12 judges (jurors) deciding fact and law for example.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I always wondered how a judge could instruct a jury not to consider something already heard in court.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    One experience I had in Federal Court was; the judge wagged his finger at the jurors while sternly directing the jury to find the defendant guilty. The judge then went on as part of his instructions, telling the jury why they should find the defendant guilty. Upon getting the transcripts to build an appeal, we found the transcripts to be completely altered.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Jury Nullification over rides any Instruction by a judge.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Yes! The right of Jury Nullification!
     -- Mary - MI     
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