Jury Nullification

Charged for Selling Raw Milk, Farmer Hopes for Jury Nullification

Do Wisconsin jurors have the big, brass ones of their New Hampshire counterparts?

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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.