Skip to comments.Judge Dismisses Denver D.A.'s Unconstitutional Jury Tampering Charges ( jury nullification )
Posted on 12/17/2015 9:06:06 AM PST by george76
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Another ad hominem argument.
Mitch Morrissey tried to imprison activists for passing out jury nullification pamphlets... Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey charged two local activists, Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt, with seven felonies each for passing out jury nullification pamphlets at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse... continued to pursue those charges even after conceding that such activity is protected by the First Amendment... yesterday when Denver District Court Judge Kenneth Plotz dismissed the charges against both men, which he concluded violated their First Amendment rights... Last month Michigan activist Keith Wood was arrested for handing out jury nullification literature outside the Mecosta County courthouse... was charged with jury tampering...
I got a million of 'em. I keep them in my emanations of penumbras bag.
The case I was taught regarding jury nullification in law school involved some protestors who trespassed into and trashed someone's office. Their defense was U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. The jury agreed, and they walked.
I remember thinking to myself: "something ain't quite right, here"--as I looked at all the commielibs in the class furiously scribbling notes.
So yeah, nullification is constitutionally protected jury behavior. Just be careful what you wish for . . . .
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