Panel: How to Use Jury Nullification to Quell the War on Drugs





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Published on Dec 15, 2013

Too busy to watch this 84-minute panel from beginning to end? No problem. Here's a nicely-formatted transcript featuring highlights. (http://flexyourrights.org/jury-nullif...)

Clay Conrad is the writer of Jury Nullification: Evolution of a Doctrine, the leading academic work on jury nullification. Currently a lawyer in private practice, he discusses the history and background of jury nullification. (Starts at 2:55)

Tim Lynch is the director of the Cato Institute's Project on Criminal Justice. He's a leading voice in support of the Bill of Rights and civil liberties. He's a prolific writer on jury nullification. He discusses the new jury nullification protection law in New Hampshire and the prospects for future legislation. (Starts at 18:11)

Kirsten Tynan is the national coordinator for the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA). She's been a grassroots pro-liberty activist for more than 20 years. She gives us an overview of what FIJA does in the area jury nullification activism, advocacy, and education. (Starts at 33:20)

Steve Silverman is the founder & executive director of Flex Your Rights. I discuss how our upcoming movie, Jury Duty: What the Government Doesn't Want You to Know, will help dismantle the War on Drugs. (Starts at 51:57)

Audience Q&A addresses important questions about government retaliation against jurors who nullify. It concludes with a frank discussion about the potential for jury misconduct. (Starts at 1:07:34)

Moderated by Lindsay Lasalle at 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver, Colorado


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