I've heard that there is a legal principle in US.
The law is interpreted the way the jury thinks is true, and not necessarily the way the framers of the law want.
For example, if the law says you shall not commit adultery, and the jury think watching porn is adultery, then anyone watching porn is sent to jail. I am taking a sample from a religious law here that obviously doesn't apply.
What is the name of the legal principle, and how does it work?
Any samples, on how it works?
Does this work only on countries with common laws and jury or all laws?
Are there samples where the laws intent is vastly difference than the actual laws?
One thing I consider is the no fault divorce law. It's encoded with terms like "irreconcible difference". A normal jury would think that some actual "irreconsible difference" will have to be there instead of it to mean no fault divorce.
Another thing that's strange is what about the judge? I thought the judge instruct the jury all the time what the laws mean.
Is the principle even true.