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can a judge over rule a jury's verdict?

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rustyboilerz

In certain circumstances, he can. It depends on the laws of the state you're living in.

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Nope .

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Wrong....s
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not at all

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No

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No. The jury gives verdict. The judge gives the sentence.

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Yes they can if they think the jury was influenced by emotions

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No, the point of the jury is to decide whether someone is guilty or not. The judge will then give the sentence if found guilty, but cannot change the verdict.

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It is very rare, but yes. An example would be a "judgment notwithstanding the verdict" in federal civil cases. Judges can do this in criminal cases too but will most likely go with a new trial instead.

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A trial by jury is just what it sounds

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Yup.

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Yes. Sometimes a jury misunderstands the facts or misinterprets what is important. The judge can overturn their decision.

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