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Darrow stated Jury Nullification ended witch trials

CLARENCE DARROW (Debate with Judge Alfred J. Talley, Oct. 27, http://southbuffalonews.com924): “Why not reenact the code of Blackstone’s day? Why, the judges were all for it — every one of them — and the only way we got rid of those laws was because juries were too humane to obey the courts. That is the only way we got rid of punishing old women, of hanging old women in New England — because, in spite of all the courts, the juries would no longer convict them for a crime that never existed.”

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