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RoeBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 11:27 AM
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Jury Nullification
http://www.caught.net/juror.htm
"Meanwhile, out in Nevada, a 50-year-old florist and grandmother almost landed in prison for her efforts to help spread the word to jurors. When her son went on trial for drug charges in federal court, Yvonne Regas and a friend papered the windshields of nearby parked cars, hoping to let the jurors learn the completely unexpected fact that her son faced 450 years in prison for a single drug transaction nine years earlier. Federal authorities charged her with jury tampering and obstruction of justice, but eventually dropped the charges. Presumably, they gave up hope of figuring out how they could get jurors to convict her without showing them the contents of the pamphlets she had been distributing--and then her jury would know the truth about nullification."

Is there any truth to this , or is this like the kooks who say the Federal income tax is illegal?
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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 11:37 AM
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1. I have a link...
To more on this case. Before I post it, should I post it here or the other thread? Iether way is fine by me. :)
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RoeBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 02:50 PM
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2. They can all go to your thread...
...I can't believe we started the same thread within an hour of each other.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 03:27 PM
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3. locking
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