Jury Nullification Topic 58 - WNDI 09 1 Resolved: In the...

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Unformatted text preview: WNDI 09 1 Resolved: In the United States, jury nullification is a just check on government. *****Jury Nullification Topic***** *****Jury Nullification Topic***** ................................................................................................ 1 Affirmative Case ................................................................................................................................. 3 Negative Case ...................................................................................................................................... 5 Definitions ............................................................................................................................................ 7 *****AFFIRMATIVE***** .......................................................................................................... 10 Checks against punishment severity ............................................................................................ 10 Checks the system ............................................................................................................................ 10 Checks to ensure truth-testing in the court .................................................................................. 13 Checks court coercion ..................................................................................................................... 14 Jurors are likely to follow substantive law ................................................................................... 15 Historical use of nullification .......................................................................................................... 18 Awareness good ................................................................................................................................ 29 Juries rely on society in order to change society ......................................................................... 31 AT: Juries exclude evidence in order to acquit ........................................................................... 33 AT: Nullification leads to Anarchy! .............................................................................................. 34 AT: Juries arbitrarily sentence ...................................................................................................... 34 AT: Nullification is racist ................................................................................................................ 35 *****NEGATIVE***** .................................................................................................................. 36 Liberal Democracy bad ................................................................................................................... 36 Jury Bias: the convict is going home ............................................................................................. 37 Jury nullifications Constitutionality/legality ..................................................................................
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Spring '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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