Guy Andersin

May 8, 2019

6 min read

The Sixth Amendment Was Designed for Jury Nullification, And That’s a Good Thing!

Athena presiding over the trial of Orestes

Jury Nullification: The act of a jury to acquit a defendant despite his/her guilt having been proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

The final story in Aeschylus’ trilogy about Orestes, “The Eumenides”, our hero finds himself in a trial at Athens. The jury is made up of Athenians with the goddess Athena herself presiding over it…