The threat of global warming is so great that campaigners were justified in causing more than Â£35,000 worth of damage to a coal-fired power station, a jury decided yesterday. In a verdict that will have shocked ministers and energy companies the jury at Maidstone Crown Court cleared six Greenpeace activists of criminal damage.
Sounds like jury nullification to me! That’s “the process whereby a jury in a criminal case effectively nullifies a law by acquitting a defendant regardless of the weight of evidence against him or her.”
Spread the meme. Juries can render existing laws null and void.