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Judge Greg Galler Viewpoint: Regardless of case, jurors must only weigh merits

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After 25 days of trial a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty. Was justice done? That question has dominated political conversation in America. Some want to interject a discussion about race relations into the trial analysis. While those concerns are appropriate on a wider scale, they are misplaced when talking about a single jury trial.

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A jury trial occurs at the individual level. Juries are not convened to determine social policy on a societal level.

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