‘Harry’s Law’ TV Series Mentions Jury Nullification

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I’ve loved Kathy Bates since Fried Green Tomatoes and Misery, so I watched the debut of the new TV series “Harry’s Law” last night. The themes were pertinent to MLK’s themes, of course, but beyond that, she mentioned jury nullification as a possibility for justice in a courtroom, and gave a great speech on the evils of the drug war. The writers made a wry reference to the idea that “it takes a village” while practically showing that it really takes only one person standing up, hearing, understanding, acting on conscience. I don’t know where this show will be going philosophically, but the first episode tells me the writers and producers believe Americans are [again] ready to hear about liberty and individual rights and cheer!

9:16 am on January 18, 2011