Limiting evidence at the upcoming Vernon Herschberger jury trial

From David E. Gumpert, on the Complete Patient blog:

“Prosecutors seeking to jail Vernon Hershberger for distributing his farm’s food privately to members of a food club betrayed their nervousness yesterday when they filed motions intended to limit the evidence the Wisconsin farmer can present to a jury.

The lawyers for the Wisconsin Attorney General filed a series of “Motions in Limine“, which are designed to shield a jury from hearing information that could be prejudicial to one side or the other. Most commonly, such motions are used by defendants in serious criminal trials who want to prevent the prosecution from presenting incriminating medical or financial information.

Ironically, in this case, the prosecution made such a request, seeking to prevent Hershberger from relying on the U.S. or Wisconsin constitutions, his religious beliefs, jury nullification, and anything that might arouse “sympathy.” The idea, of course, is to keep the jury focused only on the narrow technical matters of whether Hershberger distributed food without a retail license, operated a dairy farm as a milk producer without a license, operated a dairy plant without a license and violated a holding order by cutting the tapes shuttering his coolers by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)….”

Read more on The Complete Patient blog.

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8 responses to “Limiting evidence at the upcoming Vernon Herschberger jury trial

  1. Is there a protest planned?

  2. thebovine

    If there is a protest planned I suspect news of the protest will be announced on the Support Vernon Herschberger Facebook page. Look it up.

  3. Please let Vernon Herschberger know that the CACL Canadian Anti Corruption League stand behind him and will do what we can from this perspective. http://www.canadiananticorruptoionleague.org..

  4. Sounds like another Kangaroo court. (Just like most of them.)
    “…. the prosecution made such a request, seeking to prevent Hershberger from relying on the U.S. or Wisconsin constitutions, his religious beliefs, jury nullification, and anything that might arouse “sympathy.”…”

    New Hampshire just passed a bill where juries can be notified of their right to to judge the law. http://fija.org/document-library/videos/

    Doesn’t this apply in this case?

    • Peter

      That the prosecution behaves like a buffoon, or otherwise, does not a Kangaroo court make. If you cannot separate out “the court” from “the prosecution”, you cannot even hope to be effective in appreciating how recourse against the government is attained. In deed, this ignorance is evident when we see people chanting in the public squares “InalianbleWrights”, or “We have the right to choose”. The more unsure they are about their conviction, or how to get what they feel they want, the louder they get (i.e. employing a megaphone). Alex Jones is a great example of this. His ranting at a hotel where the Bilderberg group was meeting was priceless.

  5. OPPS! This is Vermont. Sorry.

  6. Having a bad day.:-( Wisconsin. There I got it out. Too bad you can not edit here. That would solve a lot of problems.🙂

    • nedlud

      Impromtu. Don’t worry about it. Only crooks need to cover up their mistakes. I don’t see you as a crook….

      Yes, this commenting ‘machine’ (the wordpress computer program/whatchamacallit or whatever it is that the Bovine website uses) has limitations. I’ve been peeved at it, too.

      I think they’re doing their best at the Bovine. But yeah, we’re dealing with some annoying limitations and bad setups when we attempt to comment here.

      And I still don’t approve of any ‘moderations’!

      My two cents this morning.

      nedlud

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