Jury Nullification and Why Ross Ulbricht’s Prosecutors Are Trying to Evade It
Editor’s Note: A microcosm of everything scary and wrong about the out of control criminal injustice system, but soon to be rectified by the people as they reassert their grand jury authority for indictment (presentment) against government and government-associated criminals–telling all the officers of the court what to do (instead of the other way around)–and, in this case, they fully empower themselves by understanding their inalienable rights to decide facts and law in any criminal prosecution. [Though they almost always have good reason, they can let a man go free for whatever reason they wish… because the prosecutor is inflicting them with bad breath. The people have the power, they’ve been fooled into thinking they do not.] — bw
Excerpted. Full column here. Check out information re Ross Ulbricht and the case here.
There is a basic principle that underlies any honest attempt at good governance: Continue reading