Jury Rights Outreach – Lancaster (1/6/17)

Today I led a jury nullification outreach operation in Lancaster, the first successful one in recent years.

Jury nullification is where a jury decides not to convict an innocent person regardless of what the letter of the law says, effectively nullifying victimless crimes. Jury rights advocates pass informative pamphlets to prospective jurors outside of courthouses to let them know that they have this right.

I was joined by two fellow activists, Dylan Gingues and Jamie. I was surprised, there were more people than at the North Haverhill selection earlier this week. Luckily I had help, and they did an excellent job. Because of those times when large numbers of people would show up at one time, I would have missed quite a few people without help.

About 50 potential jurors were reached.

This operation was conducted as part of the January jury nullification campaign. You can track the campaign’s progress, and donate to support its completion, here.