San Diego Mayor urges jury nullificationSubmitted by OregonWendy on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:25
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is urging jury nullification in medical MJ case:
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has injected himself into a federal criminal case against the operator of a medical marijuana dispensary, intensifying his standoff with federal prosecutors on cannabis enforcement issues.
Filner's urging jurors who'll be chosen for the trial to reject federal law in favor of state statutes under a centuries-old legal concept known as “jury nullification"-- whereby jurors can refuse to convict people under laws they believe should not be applied.
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