Can a Federal Judge Sentence You for a Crime Your Jury Says You Didn’t Commit?


 

If so, then why have a jury at all?

(From Reason)

“Under our Constitution, defendants can only be convicted of a crime if a jury of their peers finds they are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt,” Durbin said in a statement. “However, federal law inexplicably allows judges to override a jury verdict of ‘not guilty’ by sentencing defendants for acquitted conduct.”


Reprinted from: https://www.ac2news.com/2019/09/can-a-federal-judge-sentence-you-for-a-crime-your-jury-says-you-didnt-commit/

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