Cecil homeowner rocks the boat again


Suverans2's picture

“I think that there is no possibility that I can win this case in the courts,” said jury nullification advocate, Julian Heicklen.

That's right Julian; when your accuser and your judge are one in the same PERSON, it is nigh onto impossible to actually "win".

"Any government, that is its own judge of, and determines authoritatively for the people, what are its own powers over the people, is an absolute government of course. It has all the powers that it chooses to exercise. There is no other --- or at least no more accurate --- definition of a despotism than this." ~ Excerpted from An Essay on the Trial by Jury by Lysander Spooner

KenK's picture

If the courts had to just take whoever was called and not screen and selectively weed out those they don't like for each jury the outcomes in our courts would be a lot different IMO. It would help. The stuff they ask you in voire dire guarantees that only docile sheep who will vote for the state's case no matter what will get selected.