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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Heicklen
Citation:858 F. Supp. 2d 256 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)
Defendant was distributing pamphlets regarding juror’s responsibility to determine facts and to determine law, encouragingjury nullification. Defendant distributed a pamphlet to an undercover agent who stated they were a juror, when they were not. Defendant was indicted for attempting to influence the actions or decisions of a juror and moved to dismiss his indictment.
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