Justice Trumps Bad Law
26.12 in HIGH x 15.81 in WIDE
(66.36 cm HIGH x 40.16 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

"D. Minkler 2004" printed at bottom left corner of graphic."07-0209-075" handwritten in graphite on top right corner, verso.

Multi-color poster shows a graphic on the top half of the page framed in a black single line border. A figure with a long nose and tail wearing a black outfit stands on a step stool in front of a podium and bangs a gavel on a block. "Justice Be Damned" appears on the side of the podium. "Instructions" is written on the figure's nose and "Slave [crossed out] Jury - Master" appears on its tail. Two Roman columns appear in the background with the word "Obey" at the top. A whip levitates in the air above the podium and a skull appears on a checkered floor at bottom right. "Justice Trumps Bad Law" is printed below the image in large font. A paragraph of text in two columns below discusses jury nullification. Below the paragraph bold text reads, "A Juror Can Never Be Punished For His Or Her Verdict. / Bushell's Case, 124 Eng. Rep. at 1013 (1670)." Small text at bottom center provides information on Citizens to Elect Our Public Defender and notes that the print is an art/law collaboration between poster maker Doug Minkler and Attorney Aram James. Vertical text on the left side of the image reads, "This silkscreen was presented to Thomas Spielbauer recipient of the Third Rose Bird Trial Lawyer and Community Activist Award."
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