serves as a watchdog for justice in medical cannabis cases and today Judge Gallagher
sent a message to all who have the audacity to call the DA's
office with grievances: Try to be heard and you risk arrest.
The rant from Gallagher
was in response to a Citizen Call to Action made some months ago in which a request was put out to call Deputy District Attorney and Victor Marion's prosecutor, Cari Elizabeth Philpott and remind her she
is a public servant of the people, beholden to those people and request she
drop charges against Victor.
Philpott represented the calls from her office's constituents as "harassment" and Judge Gallagher
shouted down advocates as they filed out of the courtroom saying "If there are anymore attempts to contact the prosecutor, they will be met with arrest and prosecution.
also erroneously insisted that federal law trumps state law on the issue of medical marijuana by way of the "Supremacy Clause" in the US Constitution.
Victor Marion was found guilty by Gallagher
at bench trial earlier this year for manufacturing concentrated cannabis.
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was one of the first advocates of drug court in San Diego - allowing rehab over prison time.