“Last September, Alvin Schlangen and his many supporters witnessed a victory when three charges were dropped against him in Hennepin county, Minnesota thanks to jury nullification.
But now he is facing six charges in Stearns county – his home county – three of which are identical to the ones he was acquitted of just a few months ago in Hennepin. Those included selling raw milk, operating without a food license, and handling adulterated food.
If Alvin’s motion is successful, those will be thrown out, but he will face three more misdemeanors including failing to maintain proper temperature for organic eggs, selling meat that should not have been possessed (?), and removing or disposing food embargoed by state food safety inspectors.”
“Alvin is expected to go to jury trial again possibly early this year, although Judge Thomas Knapp has not set a date. He is giving each side three weeks to file written arguments in response to the motion to dismiss the three charges similar to the ones he was acquitted of in Hennepin.
Defense attorney, Nathan M. Hansen, wishes that the charges Schlangen was already acquitted of in Minneapolis also be dropped in this case as part of “one continuous indivisible court of action motivated by a unity of purpose.”…”