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Old 12-03-2015, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Out West
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...as I crawled through the bush I caught a glimpse of the dangerous animal in his native habitat (in by best Steve Irwin whisper)

5 years for handing out legal information on a public sidewalk, huh? Talk about being a constitutional mute. Are those brown shirts washer safe?





They're too busy being pissed off about having to be there in the first place. I think there's a method to severely underpaying jurists and then forcing them by law to serve. Something which had never been done in the previous 230 years.
I never got pissed off. I got paid by my regular job minus the measly little amount that jurors receive, so essentially, I looked at it as a little vacation away from work. Yes, I took it seriously, but I actually enjoyed my time more in the court room than I did at my own job.

I have been called several times, served twice. Both times I voted: "not guilty". Not because I could, but because the prosecutor sucked at their job.
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Old 12-04-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Austin
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It's the law of the land. You have to follow the law. Now shut up and find the perp guilty.
What law prohibits passing out leaflets?
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Old 12-04-2015, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Austin
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DHowever, some actists can be highly annoying to downright intimidating in their zeal, and if that's what this guy was doing, especially if it was to members of a sitting or potential jury as they were walking into the courthouse, it is a huge problem.
How is passing out leaflets on public property a "huge problem"?
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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How is passing out leaflets on public property a "huge problem"?
Ideas are dangerous!
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:06 PM
 
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I wonder how many liberals here eschew "Jury Nullification"? I wonder how many here of both political poles know the history of jury nullification and why the mandatory instruction of that option to jurors was dropped in the 1880's? If this person goes to trial, I hope her lawyer reminds those juries of why the nullification instructions were dropped, it will play very well in MI. Sadly, California made overt jury nullification a criminal offense for the juror around 1970.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I wonder how many liberals here eschew "Jury Nullification"? I wonder how many here of both political poles know the history of jury nullification and why the mandatory instruction of that option to jurors was dropped in the 1880's? If this person goes to trial, I hope her lawyer reminds those juries of why the nullification instructions were dropped, it will play very well in MI. Sadly, California made overt jury nullification a criminal offense for the juror around 1970.
True, but no law can stop jury nullification. And I believe juries have a moral obligation to nullify immoral or unjust laws.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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True, but no law can stop jury nullification. And I believe juries have a moral obligation to nullify immoral or unjust laws.
Judgement is mine, sayeth the judge.

http://www.judgesabovethelaw.com/
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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If this nation would abolish all or most consensual crimes, there wouldn't be much need for anyone feeling the need for the public to know about jury nullification.
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Old 12-06-2015, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Judgement is mine, sayeth the judge.

Judges are not above the law.
That was 9 years ago. Do you know what became of the case?
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