The US government is charging FIJA activist Julian Heicklen with jury tampering. They may be doing this to keep us from informing juries of their power to find dissidents such as Assange and the anti war activists not guilty regardless of what the law says.Read more »
Jury nullification for marijuana "crimes" is gaining steam. People are saying they aren't willing to convict because they think it should be legal.Read more »
This "story" perfectly illustrates spontaneous jury nullification in the wild and calls it "jury mutiny." Nullification is never mentioned.Read more »
A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week.
Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt.
They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana. No, they said, one after the other. No way would they convict somebody for having a 16th of an ounce.
In fact, one juror wondered why the county was wasting time and money prosecuting the case at all, said a flummoxed Deputy Missoula County Attorney Andrew Paul.Read more »
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