Jury rights outreach – Concord (12/7/15)

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I once again conducted jury rights outreach in front of the Concord courthouse.

Jury nullification is the process of nullifying a bad law by refusing to convict an otherwise guilty defendant. Jury activists inform jurors of this right by handing out informational pamphlets prior to a jury selection.

The operation was carried out without incident, and 31 new jurors were reached.

Jury rights outreach – Concord (11/16/15)

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I conducted jury outreach in Concord today.

Jury nullification is where a jury refuses to convict a defendant no matter the letter of the law in the particular case. Jury rights activists inform jurors of their rights by distributing informative pamphlets outside of courthouses.

The distribution was carried out without incident. 32 new jurors were reached.

Jury rights outreach – Concord (9/28/15)

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Once again today, I conducted a jury rights outreach operation in Concord.

Jury nullification is where a jury chooses not to convict based not on the legality of the case at hand, but on the morality of the law. Activists inform jurors of this right by distributing informative pamphlets.

It was a fairly light day, and the distribution was carried out without incident.

32 new jurors were reached, along with three refusals.

NHLA Gold Standard distribution (9/16/15)

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I once again assisted in distributing the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance’s Gold Standard, the NHLA’s legislative recommendations for the session, at the New Hampshire State House in Concord.

It was veto day, where the legislature made futile attempts to override vetos by Gov. Hassan on key pieces of legislation, especially SB116, the bill removing the permit requirement to carry a firearm concealed.

I was joined by fellow NHLA activists Tim O’Flaherty and Will Anderson. The distribution was carried out without incident, unless you count the NH Voices of Faith (a.k.a. the Church of the State) making their usual showing holding signs and praying for an expanded budget.

Jury rights outreach – Concord (8/17/15)

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Today I once again conducted a jury nullification outreach operation in Concord.

Jury nullification is where a jury acquits a defendant who would otherwise be convicted, because to convict would be morally wrong. Activists pass out pamphlets informing jurors of their right to nullify.

This particular selection was for the trial of Owen Labrie, a graduate of St. Paul’s School in Concord, who is accused of raping a 15-year-old student. A camera crew from ABC News was present. One of the reporters was very familiar with, and sympathetic to, the cause of jury nullification.

Almost all the jurors had previously received pamphlets at other selections.

Ten new jurors were reached.

Read more about the St. Paul rape trial here.

Jury rights outreach – Concord (8/3/15)

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Jury rights activists hit up Concord to educate jurors on jury nullification.

Activists handed pamphlets to jurors informing of their right to nullify bad laws.

Don McCollough and Ellen Blanchard (not pictured) were present. The operation was conducted without incident.

About 25 new jurors were reached.

Jury rights outreach – Concord (7/20/15)

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Today I once again led a jury rights outreach operation in Concord.

We handed out pamphlets to prospective jurors informing them of their right to nullify bad laws.

I was joined by Pamela and Garret Ean. Pamela assisted in handing out the literature while Garret documented from afar. A security guard came out over a comment regarding filming, but was cordial and supportive to the two of us involved in distribution.

We reached 90 jurors.

Jury rights outreach – Concord (6/15/15)

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Today I once again performed a jury rights outreach operation in Concord, passing out pamphlets informing jurors of their rights to nullify bad laws.

The vast majority of the jurors had already received pamphlets on previous selection dates. Still, I managed to reach 14 new jurors without incident.

One juror who said he had already received a pamphlet previously paused before entering the courthouse, muttered that he agreed with jury nullification, and proceeded inside. Another juror, on her way in, refused the pamphlet, then asked if I was one of those Free Staters.

Our legend spreads…

NHLA Gold Standard distribution (6/3/15)

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Today I assisted the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance in distributing the Gold Standard, their weekly legislative recommendations, to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, along with tireless fellow volunteer Will Anderson.

Lobbyists were present in force attempting to influence the vote on SB133, a workers compensation-related bill. The New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association in particular was there in force to support the measure.

Jury rights outreach – Concord (6/1/15)

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Today I once again assisted in jury nullification outreach in Concord, handing prospective jurors information on their rights to nullify laws they deem immoral. Assisting me was Kyle Mohney, who drove over an hour from Hampton to lend a hand.

Most jurors were receptive to the pamphlets. About half had already received one on previous outreach events.

A minor incident occurred with security. A guard came and demanded to know what we were doing there, what we were passing out, and threatened to remove us from the premises and have us arrested. We gave her and her cohort a flyer, which they returned inside to study. She returned to inform us we were free to continue, and was pleasant, a complete change from before. We were very polite and respectful the whole time, but firm as to our right to be there. The incident ended amicably.