United Stateswhich held that the judge need not inform jurors of their nullification prerogative, and United States v. Choice of specific act[ edit ] Civil disobedients have chosen a variety of different illegal acts.
Over the years, this has been made more difficult by court decisions such as Sparf v. Not a big inconvenience for me since my schedule for the day only included binge watching Shark Week, but it was met with a fair amount of negativity from those I share a building with.
But it was not just a question of taking over the land. It's not that civil disobedience has never been effective, or that it isn't still effective if utilized only in certain situations. It is also a disobedience that is a representational or formalized violation of the law, rather than a denial of the system.
Unorganised workers in textile plants and coal mines, hammered by the recession but also inspired by Franklin Roosevelt's promise to look after industrial workers, began a series of desperate struggles against pay cuts and job losses.
Flying pickets and sit-ins The Great Depression sparked a wave of militancy that produced legal support for US workers for the first time.
The largely successful Orange Revolution in Ukraine seemingly heralded a new era of political liberalization, but recent setbacks suggest the country is reversing course.
What is important is that underlying such spontaneous actions is a much more durable form of civil disobedience. Many people have became famous for this for standing up for what they think is right.