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I hate to always be bringing bad news, but you need to know.

 

West Branch MI

 

I spoke with a person who’s wife was called for jury duty. When the room was filled the judge asked everyone if they had a MM card or knew anyone with a MM card. Everyone who answered yes was dismissed.

At this point no one could even lie if they did have one because of LEIN , SOS, and MDCH all being in bed together.

I will be seeking more details.

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If it's an mj case, I can understand why they would dismiss card folk. They tend to weed out folks that have a personal attachment into the case type because they don't want the jury walking into the trial already prejudiced. For instance, a person that has been personally affected by a home invasion, child or spousal abuse, or rape probably wouldn't be allowed on the jury for that type of crime.

However, if the case has nothing to do with mj, that's discriminating against the card folk for no reason.

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Yah if it was a Marijuana case at all Its an obvious bias. However I think its pretty great since I hate jury duty, I hope next time they call me I get dismissed for this right away :lol: I always have to come up with a reason as to why I'm biased to get dismissed. I'm sorry if this upset anyone but I lose $150 bucks every day I miss work and the joke of a wage jury duty pays just isn't worth it.

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No doubt that such an improper/illegal action by any Judge, in any court, would prejudicially cripple any possibly impending "Jury Nulification," eh?

 

http://www.drugpolicy.org/law/marijuana/jurynull/index.cfm

 

Sounds like this "Judge" would be a poster-child for Abuse of Office.

 

Misfeasants . . . by any other name . . . are still Tyrants.

 

Be Free!

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I'm not really caring if it IS a Marijuana case.

 

It's SUPPOSED to be a jury of your peers.

 

We are not supposed to be discriminated against due to having our card.

 

I'm not saying it's not a pain in the butt to have to go to jury duty.

 

My peers are a mixed group. Some use Cannabis, some don't. Some drink, some don't. Some go to church, some don't. Some pop pain pills, some don't.

 

For someone to assume that due to their choice of medication, they couldn't make an informed decision, is not only INSULTING, I believe it is against the law! (but I could be wrong)

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I believe the fact that the judge ordered people to disclose their medical information in a crime.

If not then every time he hears a case we could ask for his medical information....just to make sure he is fit to hold court. John

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I'm not really caring if it IS a Marijuana case.

 

It's SUPPOSED to be a jury of your peers.

 

We are not supposed to be discriminated against due to having our card.

 

I'm not saying it's not a pain in the butt to have to go to jury duty.

 

My peers are a mixed group. Some use Cannabis, some don't. Some drink, some don't. Some go to church, some don't. Some pop pain pills, some don't.

 

For someone to assume that due to their choice of medication, they couldn't make an informed decision, is not only INSULTING, I believe it is against the law! (but I could be wrong)

what next they ask us what drugs we are on or maybe whats the name of are Doctor

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You can get dismissed from Jury duty for any form of bias, If it was a marijuana case you have to be unbiased or its unfair. Just like the last time I was at jury duty, the case was a guy trying to fight a ticket for driving on a suspended license, I work for our local PD's impound and collision shop. I was asked if I was biased to this case for any reason and I said yes, because if your license is suspended your license is suspended, their is no excuse to drive you had that right taken away from you. I was dismissed. In my opinion, if you did something stupid enough to get it suspended you're not fit to be driving period, you were either reckless, drunk, excessive something, I've seen the outcome of to many fatal accidents from all of the above reasons. I didn't have an issue being dismissed but frankly had I not been and got on that jury he would have been guilty in my eyes under all circumstances... is that really fair?!

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No, it's not fair to be biased no matter what the situation is. I realize that people get dismissed from jurys all day long for WHATEVER reason.

 

But, what makes your medical information anyone else's business? Judge or NOT, HIPPA is a protection.

 

If they want to state the question something like, "Do you use any medications that would alter your decision making ability, or judgment?" or "Do you feel you can impartially hear a case that could involve the very medications you use?" etc.etc.

 

If you feel like you can't be impartial that is up to you as a person to be honest about.

 

I don't know.......to me it just feels totally WRONG!

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If it's an mj case, I can understand why they would dismiss card folk. They tend to weed out folks that have a personal attachment into the case type because they don't want the jury walking into the trial already prejudiced. For instance, a person that has been personally affected by a home invasion, child or spousal abuse, or rape probably wouldn't be allowed on the jury for that type of crime.

However, if the case has nothing to do with mj, that's discriminating against the card folk for no reason.

 

 

If someone is busted for slinging their pills on the street, would they disqualify all pill poppers from the jury? It's bullsh!t.

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If someone is busted for slinging their pills on the street, would they disqualify all pill poppers from the jury? It's bullsh!t.

 

lol, probably not unless it was someone already busted for pills or maybe in rehab for it. But if it were a case involving say, viagra, they might ask if there are any viagra users on the jury, and dismiss them if the judge felt the useage would make them biased.

I'm not saying it's right, just that I can understand the bias angle they are using, if the case has to do with mj.

I personally don't think it would make a difference if a card carrier was on the jury for a mj case. After all, their prescription has little to nothing to do with if someone is breaking the law or not.

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not sure exactly what this statement means?? intriguing nonetheless, please keep us posted!

 

 

The idea was to open LEO up to a class action suit but I found our minutes before the meeting that Cushingberry was not going to let anyone speak.

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It was a MM case and I believe if the ACLU really wants to know a simple FOI act form would prove it.

Just simply order the transcript from that day's proceedings. Everything that judge said is a matter of public record.

 

Who is this judge?

 

I would LOVE to be called for ANY type of jury duty and be told I was denied service. Things would definitely get interesting...

 

Who is this judge? Contact information? Party affiliation?

 

Mizerman

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