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People v. Estrada, C047785

It is proper, during voir dire of prospective jurors, for a trial court to inform them that jurors have no legal authority to engage in what is known as "jury nullification," and to solicit their assurances that, if chosen to serve as jurors, they will follow the law as stated to them by the court and not substitute their own views of what the law should be.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/14/2006
  • Published 07/14/2006

Judges

  • SCOTLAND, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • William I. Parks, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mary Jo Graves, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Carlos A. Martinez and Jamie A. Scheidegger, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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