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"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
(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)

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