Rich Paul, a noted cannabis legalization activist in New Hampshire, was convicted in 2013 of selling cannabis. He served a “county year” in jail. Now, his appeal brief has been filed, and his case will be heard by the New Hampshire Supreme Court on June 18 at 9:00 AM.
Supporters of Jury Nullification and ending cannabis prohibition will be gathering at the Supreme Court around 8:30 AM.
Supporters who enter the court are asked to be respectful and non-disruptive.
The issue at law is the question of whether the judge’s jury instructions violated the statute that makes the defense of “Jury Nullification” permissible in New Hampshire.
Here’s a facebook event for the hearing.
Out with the old, in with the new! Thanks to the help of graphic design wizard Meg McLain, NHJury.com has a brand new trifold for outreach to potential jurors and others who want to learn about the right of jury nullification!
5,000 new fliers have been printed and will be filtering to activists statewide this summer (after we run dry of the original 2011 flier).
The new version features updated text that reflects the passage of the NH Jury Nullification law in 2012 as well as a more current quote from a judge about nullification among other minor tweaks and a complete graphical redesign!
The full resolution graphics are available here, so feel free to print your own and start your own jury outreach project. (Or, coordinate with other activists in NH on the NHJury.com Facebook group!)
Hello and welcome to (or welcome back to) NHJury.com! You may be here because you were given an NHJury.com flier at a courthouse in New Hampshire. Here you will find further detail on the idea of jury nullification and your rights as a juror as well as information for defendants.
Until recently, this site had suffered from a lack of updates to the blog. I’ve now taken over managing the site and hope to bring more content here over time by adding more NH jury activists as bloggers. There has recently been a resurgence of jury outreach in Manchester. It would be great to have outreach happening regularly in all ten counties of NH. (Grafton and Cheshire counties have had consistent jury outreach for several years.) Want to help? Join our group on facebook and step up!
Some immediate changes to the site include some graphical tweaks, updates, and the addition of a Contact Us page. You can reach NHJury.com activists statewide via the contact form here or this email address: nhjury at googlegroups.com.