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Do you think a judge should be allowed to ban you from defending yourself in court?

Asked by ragingloli (35007 points ) 2 weeks ago

Because that is what happened in this story:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/benton-mackenzie-guilty_n_5572445.html
It is a weed related case.
Basically the judge banned the defendant, under threat of jail, from telling the jury that he grew the weed to alleviate his crippling and terminal cancer.
Why is shit like this even allowed?

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