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Jury pool balks

2010-12-20 21:37:46.345142+00 by meuon 2 comments


A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week. Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt. They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana.

Worth reading the rest of the story, and my own comment is: we need more jurors (potential jurors) like this. Small amounts of possession would technically illegal, but hard to prosecute.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-12-21 10:26:18.558343+00 by: stevesh

Best news I've seen in a while.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-12-21 12:38:20.999439+00 by: DaveP [edit history]

Interestingly, the Fully Informed Jury Association had done a bunch of education in Missoula over the summer and fall this year. Correlation, not causation, but still.

Some comments from friends of mine who are more or less locals there in this thread