Bill backs juror right to vote conscience to stop ‘unjust’ result - Nooganomics. Local economy & free markets
print NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2019) – Bills filed in the Tennessee legislature would require state courts to fully inform jurors of their right to use discretion in rendering verdicts. By Mike Maharrey / 10th Amendment Center Sen. Frank Nicely (R-Strawberry Plains) filed Senate Bill (SB369) on Jan. 30. Rep. Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville) filed a companion bill (HB368) the following day. Under the proposed law, courts would be required to fully inform jurors of their rights at the request of a defendant’s attorney using the following language. “If you have a reasonable doubt as to whether the state has proven