Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Tuesday Night

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* SCOTUS remembers (for once) that “corporate personhood” doesn’t mean corporations are literally people.

* Since 2009, Mr. Heicklen has stood [at 500 Pearl Street in Manhattan] and at courthouse entrances elsewhere and handed out pamphlets encouraging jurors to ignore the law if they disagree with it, and to render verdicts based on conscience. That concept, called jury nullification, is highly controversial, and courts are hostile to it. But federal prosecutors have now taken the unusual step of having Mr. Heicklen indicted on a charge that his distributing of such pamphlets at the courthouse entrance violates a law against jury tampering. Via MetaFilter.

Obama Puts Single Payer and Public Option Back on the Table (at the state level, anyway).

* Wisconsin Republicans introduce Idiot Protection Act to ban prank calls.

* And, just for fun, Goodnight Dune.

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  1. Prosecuting Mr. Heicklen for jury tampering for handing out pamphlets? Why wasn’t Nancy Grace indicted for jury tampering with her rails against the Duke LaCrosse team then?

    Sleestak

    March 2, 2011 at 2:38 am


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