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rob19
12-24-2010, 04:06 AM
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_d6b1aaca-edfc-527f-ad11-f1691fdc6e3b.html


A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week.
Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt.
They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana. Never mind that the defendant in question also faced a felony charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.
The tiny amount of marijuana police found while searching Touray Cornell’s home on April 23 became a huge issue for some members of the jury panel.
No, they said, one after the other. No way would they convict somebody for having a 16th of an ounce.
In fact, one juror wondered why the county was wasting time and money prosecuting the case at all, said a flummoxed Deputy Missoula County Attorney Andrew Paul.
District Judge Dusty Deschamps took a quick poll as to who might agree. Of the 27 potential jurors before him, maybe five raised their hands. A couple of others had already been excused because of their philosophical objections.
“I thought, ‘Geez, I don’t know if we can seat a jury,’ ” said Deschamps, who called a recess.
And he didn’t.
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Bumpus
12-24-2010, 10:19 AM
Dude was facing trial for a fat dime???

:bobdole:

DphinBillkiller
12-24-2010, 10:59 AM
What the heck ??? :err:

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X-Pacolypse
12-24-2010, 03:14 PM
Such a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. Also, jury duty sucks.

rob19
12-24-2010, 07:25 PM
Such a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. Also, jury duty sucks.

This^

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