The power of the jury is necessary in a free society

Jury nullification is the process where a jury either finds that a law being applied in the trial is unlawful or that the evidence, or lack thereof, doesn’t support the charge, thus nullifying the law, the evidence and/or both!  The practice of nullification by a jury goes back hundreds of years and was a way to ensure that citizens didn’t suffer directly under tyrannical rule of the state or by a biased judge, but rather sought to rely on a jury of “peers” to either acquit or convict an individual.