SB 924 Jury Nullification

SB 924 VOTE:YES – Died in Committee

Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB0924

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This bill establishes the procedure of explaining discretionary authority and the “power to acquit” to the jury during the reading of the jury instructions, even if guilt is proven beyond reasonable doubt, by requiring the judge to fully inform the jury of their duty as a jurist as to ensure a defendant retains the right of an impartial trial.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Defends and protects the ability of the individual to have autonomy over their own body and mind.

Limited Government
Regulates & Restricts government overreach into the lives of the individual, personally and financially.