Judge Berates Jury for DWI Verdict, Brings Up O.J. Simpson Trial

, Texas Lawyer


A visiting senior district judge is getting attention after he dressed down a Tarrant County jury for acquitting a DWI criminal defendant, calling jurors' decision "one of the most bizarre verdicts that I've ever seen," according to a trial transcript.

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  • Daniel

    In my view defendants or their attorneys SHOULD be able to make a pro nullification argument to the jury in every criminal trial. The prosecutors should be perfectly willing to defend the law against a challenge as to its validity, necessity and that it is a just law....not simply be able to present a fact case. The system should be focused on violent crimes that the overwhelming majority can support rather than the many victimless crimes like simple possession of Marijuana and others that take up resources.

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