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Quote from Andrew Hamilton,

"Jurors should acquit, even against the judge’s instruction ... if exercising their judgment with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction that the charge of the court is wrong."


Andrew Hamilton (more quotes by Andrew Hamilton or books by/about Andrew Hamilton)

(c.1676-1741) Scottish lawyer in colonial America


August 4, 1735, advice to jurors to acquit against the judge’s instructions in the seditious libel trial of John Peter Zenger; Rex. V. Zenger, How. St. Tr. 17:675 (1735)


Discretion, Jury, Justice, Law, Sovereignty


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