Prosecutor as bully

Thus saith Larry Lessig on his blog concerning the suicide of Aaron Swartz.  Compare his treatment with David Gregory of NBC.  Laws are for the little people.  When we have such wide and divergent applications of the law it loses its moral force.  It becomes a tool merely to beat the proles in the head with so they know their place.  Juries have the right to put the law on trial by refusing to convict someone.  It’s called jury nullification.  It may be the last line of legal defense you have one day.

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