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Charged for Selling Raw Milk, Farmer Hopes for Jury Nullification

Supporters of a Wisconsin dairy farmer facing a criminal trial for selling raw milk hope they can turn up interest in jury nullification among residents of Sauk County who might be seated to hear his case.

As Rick Barrett reports in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a Washington-based group defending the farmer thinks the approach can work. In fact, a Minnesota farmer was recently acquitted of similar charges there, mostly likely because of jury nullification.

Source: Journal-Sentinel. Read full article. (link)

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  • LifeStrategies||

    Government run amok again. They don't aim to serve the public, give them the power and they instead try to control.

    There's an update on this story at http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/211820141.html.

    "Several jurors who decided the fate of Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger say they would have acquitted him entirely if they had heard the full story about the one of four counts on they found him guilty. ... Hersberger was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay court costs, far less than what state prosecutors had recommended."