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"Nullification is not a 'defense' recognized by law, but rather a mechanism that permits a jury, as community conscience, to disregard the strict requirements of law where it finds that those requirements cannot justly be applied in a particular case."

David L. Bazelon
(1909-1993) Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. v. Dougherty, 473 F. 2d 1113, 42 (dissent) (1972).

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