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"The impact of Zenger [the trial of John Zenger] on the American colonies was dramatic. Every jurisdiction which confronted the issue of the jury’s right to decide the law as well as the facts reached the same conclusion: American juries had the right to decide the law."
M. Kristine Creagan (more quotes by M. Kristine Creagan or books by/about M. Kristine Creagan)
Jury Nullification: Assessing Recent Legislative Developments, 43 CASE W. RES. 1101, 1109 (1993) citing Mark D. Howe, Juries as Judges of Criminal Law, 52 HARV. L. REV. 582 (1939);
NOTE: The Changing Role of the Jury in the Nineteenth Century, 74 YALE L. J. 170 (1964).