Originally Posted by lonestar
Are you aware that judges can override juries verdicts?
They are called directed verdicts.
As judges are sworn to uphold the law. Just hope you do not count on a jury to save your bacon.
Directed verdicts don't work that way. In criminal cases they can only be used to acquit, never to convict.
Jury nullification is a serious hurdle for the Feds in this situation. Don't kid yourself.