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Jury Nullification | 14 Aug 2013

-Hershberger Press Conference Regarding Appeal in Jury Nullification Case

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We received this update from Food Freedom USA on the recent Vernon Hershberger raw milk jury nullification case. You may recall that Hershberger’s jury not only acquitted him of 3 of 4 offenses, but when jurors learned after convicting him on a hold order violation that pertinent information was redacted from the evidence they viewed, […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 26 Jun 2013

-Jurors Explain Decision in Hershberger Case

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Last night in Rock Springs, Wisconsin, jurors in the the Vernon Hershberger case spoke to the public about the courtroom shenanigans that led to their confusing verdict. The anchor gets some of the details wrong about the charges and verdicts in this video, but check it out for comments from the jurors, one of whom […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 19 Jun 2013

-Information Withheld from Hershberger Jury Might Have Resulted in Fourth Acquittal

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The recent raw milk case of Vernon Hershberger ended in a very curious verdict. Hershberger was acquitted of three counts of operating retail, dairy, and processing facilities without licenses, but was convicted of one count of violating a hold order that resulted from the activities of which he was acquitted. How could a jury convict […]

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Function of Juries | 19 Jun 2013

-Hershberger Jurors Talk at the Rock Springs Library

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This announcement was passed along to us by Andy Mastracola of Food Freedom USA: Join us at the Rock Springs Public Library (Wisconsin) on Tuesday, June 25, at 7:00pm to hear a first-hand account of what it was like to be a Juror on the Vernon Hershberger Raw Milk Trial. The discussion will be informal, […]

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Jury Nullification | 25 May 2013

-Jury Find Hershberger Not Guilty on 3 Counts, Guilty on 1 in Raw Milk Case

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The trial of farmer Vernon Hershberger of Wisconsin on 4 victimless counts related to mutually consensual distribution of raw milk to adults ran longer than expected, wrapping up early this morning. Hershberger, who operated a private club for people who wanted raw milk, was found Not Guilty on charges of operating an unlicensed retail store […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 01 Oct 2012

Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification

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Another article on the case of farmer Alvin Schlangen, who was acquitted by a jury on several non-violent charges related to raw milk distribution: Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification echnically, Alvin was guilty of breaking the laws in question, even though the laws are totally ridiculous and unjust. Luckily this jury was […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Sep 2012

Raw milk advocates hope jury nullification saves farmer

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Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses jury nullification and its use in cases where defendants are accused of various victimless violations related to raw milk. Raw milk advocates hope jury nullification saves farmer Supporters of a Wisconsin dairy farmer facing a criminal trial for selling raw milk hope they can turn up interest […]

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FIJA in the News &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 22 Sep 2012

FIJA Applauds Jury’s Acquittal of Alvin Schlangen in Raw Milk Case

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FIJA Applauds Jury’s Acquittal of Alvin Schlangen in Raw Milk Case 21 September 2012 Helena, MT For Immediate Release The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) applauds a Hennepin County jury for today’s acquittal of Minnesota farmer Alvin Schlangen of three misdemeanor charges related to raw milk distribution. Schlangen was charged with victimless offenses of selling […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 22 Sep 2012

Jury Clears Minnesota Farmer in Raw Milk Case

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A Minnesota jury has refused to convict farmer Alvin Schlangen of three victimless “crimes” related to raw milk distribution. Minnesota Farmer Cleared in Milk Case A soft-spoken Minnesota farmer was cleared of violating state laws for distributing raw milk Thursday, a verdict advocates for such foods called their first major legal victory. After a three-day […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

Farmer’s Raw Milk Sales Trial Is On Hold

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any particular case. We do, however, track cases to which the issue of jury nullification is relevant. This is an update in the case of Vernon Hershberger, an organic dairy farmer charged with multiple misdemeanors for alleged licensing offenses related to raw milk sales. Farmer’s Raw Milk Sales […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 09 Jul 2012

Jury Can Help Prevent ‘Raw Milk Prohibition’

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Brian Wickert,certified biodynamic and organic farmer and president of the Wisconsin Raw Milk Association, discusses the power of the jury to protect freedom of food choice: Brian Wickert: Jury can help prevent ‘raw milk prohibition’ here On Sept. 24, Loganville dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger will be tried before a jury in Sauk County Circuit Court […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 14 Mar 2012

The Hershberger Trial and Jury Nullification

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In a recent article, Peter Kennedy discusses the full legal power of the jury, specifically with respect to the prosecution of Wisconsin raw milk dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger: The Hershberger Trial and Jury Nullification Sometime later this year Loganville, Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger will be tried before a jury in Sauk County Circuit Court […]

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