Is the OJ . Simpson Verdict an Example of Jury Nullification ? Jury Verdicts , Legal Concepts , and Jury Performance-in a Racially Sensitive Criminal Case

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In criminal cases involving minority defendants, some minority legal scholars argue that despite the overwhelming evidence of guilt, racial minority jurors should possess the moral obligation to acquit "guilty" defendants as a protest against racial discrimination in the criminal justice and court systems. While the rate of racial acquittals is on the rise… (More)

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