Mar 20, 2007 Ed Rosenthal wins vindictive prosecution argument
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On March 6, 2007, I blogged about the criminal retrial of medical marijuana cultivator Ed Rosenthal.
Congratulations, Ed, on your March 14, 2007, victory in dismissing the new counts against you, through using the vindictive prosecution defense. The trial court’s opinion is here.
Now the prosecution is left to decide whether to pursue the original counts against Mr. Rosenthal, which yielded only one day in jail the first time around. The one-day sentence will generally cap any new sentence if Mr. Rosenthal is convicted at his retrial. Jon Katz.