BizPac Review
Quakers, Witches, Fugitive Slaves, Prohibition & Vietnam

By George Noga

What Do All These Things Have in Common? Jury Nullification!

Under the English and American political systems, juries are sovereign and hence have absolute power. In 1670 a London jury, despite being jailed for four days without food, water or toilet facilities, refused to convict William Penn for the crime of preaching Quakerism.