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The Psychology of Juries < Book Review

New though it may be, psychology has much to offer trial lawyers when it comes to jurors and juries.  Each juror is an individual human being, and so, like all of us, can be better understood with cognitive psychology.  Cognitive psychology has mapped out to an impressive extent how individuals perceive events, make sense of them, recall them, and report them.  Juries, as groups, can be better understood with social psychology.  Social psychologists have developed the science of how people cooperate and come to decisions together.  Other branches of psychology can also be applied in the context of juror and jury research – all to the benefit of the trial lawyer.

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Minnesota NORML Elects Thomas Gallagher Chair of Board of Directors

On September 16, 2017 the Board of Directors of Minnesota NORML elected Thomas C. Gallagher to Chair of the Board.  Gallagher is a Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer.  And he twice ran for election as a Representative in the Minnesota House in District 61B (incumbent Paul Thissen) in 2014 and 2016.  Moreover, he was the endorsed-candidate of Republican Party of… Read More »Minnesota NORML Elects Thomas Gallagher Chair of Board of Directors

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Religious use of marijuana defense prevails in Minnesota Rastafarian case

Is religious use of marijuana a defense to a marijuana criminal charge? A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals case indicates the answer may be “yes.” In an unpublished opinion, In the matter of the Welfare of J.J.M.A., A13-0295, filed September 23, 2013, the court addresses the issue. The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed a juvenile’s delinquency… Read More »Religious use of marijuana defense prevails in Minnesota Rastafarian case