Group Can Distribute Literature About Jury Nullification On Courthouse Steps

Verlo v. Martinez, 820 F.3d 1113 (4/8/16) (Col.) (Published) - A victory, perhaps temporary, for jury nullification & the First Amendment. The 10th upholds a preliminary injunction against a state district court prohibiting a jury nullification group from passing out literature to, and talking with, folks entering the courthouse. The group stressed it was important in order to get their message across that they be close to the courthouse's front door "to discuss quietly the concept of jury nullification." The defendants hadn't shown the group had caused any problematic obstructions.