is returned upon his direction

English translation: the jury passes / delivers a verdict of not guilty having been instructed to do so by the judge

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English term or phrase:is returned upon his direction
Selected answer:the jury passes / delivers a verdict of not guilty having been instructed to do so by the judge
Entered by: Charles Davis

10:08 Dec 26, 2013
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
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English term or phrase: is returned upon his direction
If he (the judge) finds that there is insufficient evidence a verdict of not guilty is returned upon his direction.


thanks for your help with this phrase - maybe some simplified rephrase
Darko Kolega
Croatia
Local time: 02:11
the jury passes / delivers a verdict of not guilty having been instructed to do so by the judge
Explanation:
This refers to a directed verdict of not guilty. It means that the trial judge instructs the jury to find the accused not guilty because the prosecution has failed to prove its case as a matter of law.

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/directed verdi...

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Note added at 51 mins (2013-12-26 11:00:29 GMT)
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"On his direction" means "on his orders". But formally, although the judge is telling the jury that they have no decision to make and must find the defendant not guilty, the verdict is still returned by the jury (in a trial by jury).
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Charles Davis
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4 +7the jury passes / delivers a verdict of not guilty having been instructed to do so by the judge
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37 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
the jury passes / delivers a verdict of not guilty having been instructed to do so by the judge


Explanation:
This refers to a directed verdict of not guilty. It means that the trial judge instructs the jury to find the accused not guilty because the prosecution has failed to prove its case as a matter of law.

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/directed verdi...

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Note added at 51 mins (2013-12-26 11:00:29 GMT)
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"On his direction" means "on his orders". But formally, although the judge is telling the jury that they have no decision to make and must find the defendant not guilty, the verdict is still returned by the jury (in a trial by jury).

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 02:11
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agree  David Moore
1 hr
  -> Thanks, David!

agree  Jack Doughty
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, Jack!

agree  Tina Vonhof: But the judge does not direct a jury to deliver a certain verdict. The directions are to clarify the evidence the jury must weigh and the options for a verdict that would follow.//Yes I see, if there is insufficient evidence, there is nothing to weigh.
7 hrs
  -> Thanks, Tina! This refers to cases in which the jury is ordered to acquit: "In a jury trial, a directed verdict is an order from the presiding judge to the jury to return a particular verdict" (Wikipedia). // That's it. Happy New Year!

agree  AllegroTrans
8 hrs
  -> Thanks, Allegro, and Happy New Year!

agree  Naweed Miakhel
2 days 4 hrs
  -> Thanks, Naweed! Happy New Year :)

agree  Ashutosh Mitra
2 days 16 hrs
  -> Many thanks again, Ashutosh :)

agree  Phoenix III: Happy New Year!
3 days 11 hrs
  -> Thanks, Phoenix, and the same to you! All best wishes for 2014 :)
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