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(NJ.com)   Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a county prosecutor quite like hearing that the defendant wants to talk about jury nullification during his trial. Especially when the defendant is known as Weedman   ( nj.com) divider line
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2017-10-06 04:11:17 AM  
5 votes:
"How am I supposed to do anything, how am I supposed to defend myself?," Forchion asked in a phone interview with NJ Advance Media Wednesday evening

Well, Mr. Bonerhitler, you're not.
2017-10-06 02:53:39 AM  
5 votes:
Because he got high?
Becuase he got high?
Because he got high.

Afroman - Because I Got High
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2017-10-06 07:51:07 AM  
4 votes:

kendelrio: I wish TFA had more detail about his nullification argument.


Sure. But it will cost you... You're immortal soul!!!!

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2017-10-06 08:30:00 AM  
3 votes:
At your service

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2017-10-06 11:09:06 AM  
2 votes:

almejita: You Are All Sheep: almejita: MythDragon

Gleep?

If you don't get that, nevermind.

No, it's Aahz, not Aahz.

Pervert


That's PERVECT!
2017-10-06 08:16:15 AM  
2 votes:
I can't quite put my finger on it - but for some reason I'm on this guys side.

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2017-10-07 01:23:12 PM  
1 vote:

TheWhoppah: AOW: Actually no it doesn't, if a jury finds someone guilty in defiance of what the law says the verdict will be overturned, either immediately by the judge or on appeal, [...u

If a case goes to jury, the defendant's motion for directed verdict was already denied by the same judge you now imagine will enter a JNOV or an order of acquittal?  That's not gonna happen except on TV.

You also don't seem to understand that an appeal is not some magic do-over.  The number of cases overturned on the basis of factual insufficiency approaches zero.   The court of appeals may not simply insert its own opinions of the facts or witness credibility above those of the jury.  That is why the jury is called THE FINDER OF FACT.  Evidence is reviewed in the light most favorable to the verdict and a conviction will almost always be upheld if there was an iota of evidence supporting the verdict.

And even if you win on appeal, you most likely sat in prison for a few years while the case works it way though the process.


My wife is a lawyer, I'm a retired cop, I've  seen over a dozen cases where the verdict was overturned because the jury found guilt in opposition to what the law requires, ask any competent lawyer the same question and you will get the answer I gave above.
2017-10-06 10:00:37 AM  
1 vote:

You Are All Sheep: almejita: MythDragon

Gleep?

If you don't get that, nevermind.

No, it's Aahz, not Aahz.


Pervert
2017-10-06 09:54:07 AM  
1 vote:

almejita: MythDragon

Gleep?

If you don't get that, nevermind.


No, it's Aahz, not Aahz.
2017-10-06 08:28:35 AM  
1 vote:

TheWhoppah: Jury nullification also means they can find you GUILTY without proof beyond a reasonable doubt ... just because the jury doesn't like your attitude or your skin color.


A federal jury did that to a prior Illinois Governor. Not the one currently in prison, the one in prison before him.
2017-10-06 08:18:40 AM  
1 vote:

davidphogan: Because he got high?
Becuase he got high?
Because he got high.

[YouTube video]


You know, I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned.
2017-10-06 07:42:47 AM  
1 vote:

davidphogan: Because he got high?
Becuase he got high?
Because he got high.

[YouTube video]


Great, that's in my head today!
 
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