Jury Power & "Drug Peace!"
Originally appearing as a press release
AMERICAN ANTI-PROHIBITION LEAGUE
3125 SE Belmont Street
Portland Oregon U.S.A. 97214
October 24, 1996
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Basically all the league wants jurors sitting on adult drug cases to do is look for a victim. If no REAL victim can be determined then we ask jurors to use their power, and exercise their right to nullify the law by voting NOT GUILTY; even if this results in a hung jury. It's a lot to ask, nonetheless that's exactly why we have juries in the first place. The historical records indicate nullification played a major role in abolishing slavery, winning women's suffrage, and Repeal of Alcohol Prohibition.
Juries are our last line of defense against the inappropriate use of power by the state.
American Anti-Prohibition League