Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Jury nullification in Atlanta

In an apparent case of jury nullification, Jeanine Echols was acquitted of 16 felony counts for lying on government forms to get her children into better schools, without paying out-of-district tuition. According to the article, residency checks revealed 197 cheaters in the last two years, but only Echols' case made it as far as a trial. Coincidentally or not, Ms. Echols appears to be African American.

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