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Newburgh man cleared in fatal shooting

Posted March 14th, 2013 by CajunHeat
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Grand Jury refuses to indict shooter for having an unlicensed weapon

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60 Minutes Medical Marijuana

Posted October 21st, 2012 by arunasgaver
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60 minutes mentions jury nullification occurring in Colorado.

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Jury Nullification for Raw Milk Farmer

Posted September 29th, 2012 by unique2
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Over the past two years, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has illegally raided Alvin’s van, warehouse, and farm resulting in the multiple charges that were decided upon in court last week. Technically, Alvin was guilty of breaking the laws in question, even though the laws are totally ridiculous and unjust.

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Camden28 - Anitwar Activists

Posted September 16th, 2012 by srq_hiker
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Great movie on netflix streaming
"In the early-morning hours of Sunday, August 22, 1971, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Attorney General John Mitchell announced that FBI agents had arrested 20 antiwar activists in and near a draft board office"

Judge Fisher informed the jury they could acquit if they felt government participation in setting up the crime had gone to “intolerable” lengths that were “offensive to the basic standards of decency and shocking to the universal sense of justice.

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NH Jury Nullifies Drug War, Acquits Pot-Growing Rastafarian

Posted September 14th, 2012 by d_goddard
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Rastafarian was growing pot "his own religious and medicinal use."
The judge made himself a hero and stated his intent to be the first judge in New Hampshire to grant the instruction on Nullification to the jury.
Thanks to the Free-Staters in the legsilature, starting on January 1, 2013, *ALL* defendants in NH will have the *RIGHT* to insist their jury hear these instructions.
Want to see fully-informed juries stop the drug war, the way they stopped alcohol prohibition? Come to New Hampshire!

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Prosecutor Defeated by Glaring Stupidity of Pot Laws

Posted August 14th, 2012 by phonon
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During voir dire, the almost all white, middle-class, middle-aged jury went into full rebellion against the prosecutor stating that they wouldn't convict even if the client's guilt was proven beyond a reasonable doubt -- almost all of them! They felt marijuana should be legalized, what he does with it is his own business and that the jails are already full of people for this silly charge.

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Jury acquits man in case of two plants groing on his property

Posted July 19th, 2012 by phonon
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With a majority of Americans now saying they don't think pot should be illegal, the prosecution demanded that the jury entertain no effort to practice nullification. Prior to opening arguments, the judge dismissed six potential jurors– including five of the first 13 interviewed– for revealing a disinclination or refusal to convict someone of pot possession.

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Jury nullification education still barely 'legal' in USA, rules judge

Posted May 8th, 2012 by iamodd999
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Jury nullification, a legal concept that dates back to 17th century England, remains perfectly lawful in the United States, according to a ruling by a federal judge last month.
U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood said 80-year-old Julian Heicklin, who was arrested by FBI agents for passing out pamphlets marked "Jury Info" from an organization known as the Fully Informed Jury Association to an undercover agent, was within his legal rights under law to do so. Prosecutors had argued that Heicklin was in violation of U.S. law, which prohibits influencing jurors through written communication.

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Redefining "Jury Tampering"?

Posted December 4th, 2011 by southernpatriot
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What does a man who attempted to pay a juror $2,500 for a “not guilty” verdict have in common with a 79 retired college professor who handed out information on jury nullification to people entering a court house? This is not a trick question, both men have been charged with “jury tampering.”

Julian Heicklen was indicted of jury tampering last year and now faces federal charges. Heicklen, a 79-year-old retired chemistry professor, has often stood outside various courthouses holding a “Jury Info” sign and handing out brochures that inform jurors of their rights.

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Victim of Police Break-In Jailed for 30 Days

Posted July 21st, 2011 by celestrion
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I'm sure Marco Sauceda felt served and protected when the police entered his home and sprayed him with pepper spray, battered him, and tackled him because they thought he was a burglar. As it turns out, Mr. Sauceda was in his own home, is developmentally-challenged, and does not speak English. A jury of Mr. Sauceda's "peers" found that his actions of retreating further into the house and locking the door were "resisting arrest", worthy of a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.

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