October 31, 2013

SORRY GUYS, BUT YOU CAN LUMP IT: Billboard advocating jury nullification concerns local prosecutors. “The billboard is part of a growing national campaign to encourage jurors who disagree with a law, or think a punishment is too harsh, to vote for acquittal. Kirsten Tynan of the Montana-based Fully Informed Jury Association, whose name and Web address is included on the billboard, said the nonprofit group generally challenges crimes it calls ‘victimless,’ such as vandalism by graffiti or gun possession.”

For those interested, I highly recommend Clay S. Conrad’s Jury Nullification: The Evolution Of A Doctrine.

UPDATE: Just to be clear, the “graffiti” that Tynan was talking about was sidewalk-chalking. Here’s the case. The jury voted to acquit.

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