Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jury nullification at work in marijuana, gun cases

In Washington, D.C., a jury ignored a military veteran's obvious violation of the city's draconian gun laws, setting him free with only a slap on the wrist. In LaSalle County, Illinois, a medical marijuana user found with 25 pounds of the plant didn't even get the slap; jurors chatted with him after finding him not guilty. While we can't know for sure, in both cases jury nullification was likely at work as regular people serving an important role in courtrooms exercised their power to quash laws they found repugnant. FULL STORY.

1 comment:

Jimmi said...

Prohibition never works. Decriminalize marijuana and save 38 million dollars of michigan monies. Gun control is against the second amendment. Crime is reduced if citizens carry guns. I support liberty and Responsible living... not government intervention and control.