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“One of the reasons this juror’s letter is so powerful, and seems likely to be continued to be used by those troubled by acquitted conduct, is that people view these issues in terms of defendants’ rights versus government interests,” said Douglas A. Berman, a sentencing expert and professor at Ohio State University.

“But what the juror’s letter reminds us of is that there are a lot of other persons in our justice system who have an interest in the integrity of the process.”