In this video, activist Rich Paul’s appeal attorney Joshua Gordon argues in front of the Supreme Court that instructions for juries should be more acknowledging of their right to jury nullification, while the attorney for the state argues that nullification is illegal, but tolerated by the system:
Rich was originally convicted by a jury of his “peers” on cannabis dealing charges and one charge of selling purported LSD. During the judge’s instructions to the jury the robed man intimidated the jurors into thinking they had to listen to HIS interpretations of the court rules, and made it sound like nullification was not an option, when it should have been clear that it was. That’s the basis for Rich’s appeal here.
Stay tuned to FreeKeene.com for the court’s decision, when it’s made available.