Monday, August 17, 2009

"Jury Nullification" The way to Circumvent unjust Laws and Policy makers

Jury nullification is the process whereby a jury in a criminal case nullifies a law by acquitting a defendant regardless of the weight of evidence against him or her."[1] Widely, it is any rendering of a verdict by a trial jury which acquits a criminal defendant despite that defendant's violation of the letter of the law—that is, of an official rule, and especially a legislative enactment. Jury nullification need not disagree with the instructions by the judge—which concerns what the law (common or otherwise) is—but it may rule contrary to an instruction that the jury is required to apply the "law" to the defendant in light of the establishment of certain facts. Taken from wikipedia

This is very interesting if elected Government officials refuse to legalize Cannabis then it is our rights as citizens to oppose such unjust laws. We know that cannabis is good for us we know that it has amazing medical powers we know that it is far less dangerous than even over the counter Panadol. "when elected policymakers and bureaucrats are not responsive to the will of the citizens or pass laws not supported by society, citizens sitting on a jury have an absolute right to vote their conscious, which also means in effect nullifying the law by not voting for conviction." says NORML spokesperson. I agree completely this is a new line of offense for us to use against these unjust laws. So if you are a Cannabis Supporter and are not enrolled to vote in your state then i suggest you enroll so that you can be called for jury duty and do your part to stop the war on harmless cannabis and cannabis users.
Michael Davies
Legalize Cannabis Australia

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