Libertarian Party spotlights jury nullification

Can a juror, faced with clear evidence that a defendant is guilty, still vote to acquit if he or she feels the law is unjust?

Yes, say backers of “jury nullification.” This courtroom tactic was the focus of a Kalispell event organized by the Flathead County Libertarian Party. Presentations on nullification by Kirsten Tynan and Roger Roots drew about two dozen guests to The Museum at Central School Friday night.

“I think it has gone from [being] perceived as a fringe issue to more of a mainstream issue,” said Tynan, executive director of the Fully Informed Jury Association.