Null and Void
Podcast |
Radiolab
Publisher |
WNYC Studios
Media Type |
audio
Categories Via RSS |
Documentary
History
Nature
Science
Society & Culture
Publication Date |
May 12, 2017
Episode Duration |
00:50:46
Today, a hidden power that is either the cornerstone of our democracy or a trapdoor to anarchy.
 
Should a juror be able to ignore the law? From a Quaker prayer meeting in the streets of London, to riots in the streets of LA, we trace the history of a quiet act of rebellion and struggle with how much power “we the people” should really have.

Produced by Matt Kielty and Tracie Hunte

Special thanks to Darryl K. Brown, professor of law at the University of Virginia, Andrew Leipold, professor of law at the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign, Nancy King, professor of law at Vanderbilt University, Buzz Scherr law professor at University of New Hampshire, Eric Verlo and attorneys David Lane, Mark Sisto, David Kallman and Paul Grant. 

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