Radley Balko writes:
Over at the blog of criminal defense attorney Mark Bennett, a Texas prosecutor has put up an astonishing guest post arguing that merely advocating for jury nullification is in itself a crime, and that the authors of the Time article have violated Texas law.
This is not only absurd, it’s reckless. It’s a direct attack on free expression by a government agent. He’s arguing that anyone in Texas who advocates for jury nullification is committing a crime-and by definition then risks prosecution. And this argument is coming from a man who has the power and the position to carry out just such a prosecution.
Previously: The Wire writers promote jury nullification in Time Magazine.