29 Jul '11, 11pm

Jailed for peaceful protest over #climate change: Tim #DeChristopher

Jailed for peaceful protest over #climate change: Tim #DeChristopher

One of the things that had happened leading up to this trial, there were some folks outside of the courthouse who were juror’s rights advocates, and they were handing out pamphlets to everyone on the sidewalk about the rights that a jury has, about jury nullification, voting your conscience, and things like that. It came out during the jury selection that most of the jury pool had received one of those pamphlets. The prosecutor got really enraged about that, and in the judge’s chambers, he was nearly spitting when he was talking about how these pamphlets talked about voting your conscience. "This notion of voting your conscience, it’s out in space!" He found that extremely threatening. He was really strongly urging the judge to come down hard on that information that the jurors had gotten. The judge did make it clear to all the jurors that they didn’t have that right. He s...

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