Perverse verdict - definition of Perverse verdict by The Free Dictionary
jury nullification (redirected from Perverse verdict)
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Refusal of a jury to find a defendant guilty, even when the facts establish guilt, because of a conclusion that conviction would be contrary to some other concept of justice.
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Amid fears ovaj of a potentially perverse verdict
being reached in such a contentious inquest, the judge held that a new tribunal into Jordan's death should sit without a jury.
If there is new and compelling evidence available, then I want anyone let go as a result of a perverse verdict
to be brought back to face justice.
If confirmed, this decision would be a perverse verdict
that would undermine Canadian simulation technology, Canadian jobs and the potential for Canadian exports.