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Archive for December, 2010

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 31 Dec 2010

Jurors’ Moral Duty

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From The Independent Institute: Jurors’ Moral Duty Panelists David Friedman and Judge Alex Kozinski had a lively exchange in response to a question about the doctrine of jury nullification during the Q&A portion of our recent Independent Policy Forum, “Is U.S. Justice Broken? Overcoming Government Legal Failure“, based on our book, The Pursuit of Justice: […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 30 Dec 2010

Marijuana: The power of jurors

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Marijuana: The power of jurors When a handful of potential jurors in Missoula County District Court recently expressed their unwillingness to convict Touray Cornell for possessing a small amount of marijuana, County Attorney Andrew Paul called it a “mutiny.” But Iloilo Marguerite Jones wouldn’t use that word. Jones serves as director of the Helena-based Fully […]

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eBulletin &Jurors Doing Justice | 29 Dec 2010

The True Role of the Juror: Jury Pool’s Veto in Montana

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The True Role of the Juror: Jury Pool’s Veto in Montana If you found the story about the Missoula jury pool refusal to enforce a bad law to be refreshing, you will be glad to learn that this honorable tradition by juries goes back to the Magna Carta. It is one of the rights used […]

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FIJA in the News &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 27 Dec 2010

Missoula Jury Pool Refuses to Convict

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Recently, the Missoulian reported on the inability of a Missoula, Montana court even to seat a jury due to the jurors’ indications during voir dire that they would not convict a defendant of the entirely victimless act of possession of 1/16th of an ounce of marijuana. Several members of the jury pool expressed their disapproval […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 24 Dec 2010

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features a recipient of one of FIJA’s pamphlets discussing the usefulness of its content. The video was taken as a part of our current campaign in Florida. For more information on activism in Florida and to coordinate your efforts with others in the area, you can visit the Florida FIJA […]

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eBulletin &Jurors Doing Justice &Media Releases | 24 Dec 2010

FIJA Applauds Veto by Missoula Jury Pool

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For Immediate Release (250 words) 23 December 2010 FIJA Applauds Veto by Missoula Jury Pool Iloilo Marguerite Jones, Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), applauds actions of the Missoula jury pool, but not the government label of “mutiny.” Jury veto, or jury nullification, is the lawful vote of the People to prevent […]

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Jury Nullification | 21 Dec 2010

Jury Nullification: True and Dangerous

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David Friedman hosts an interesting discussion on jury nullification on his website. I was recently involved in an exchange with a prominent jurist on the issue of jury nullification—the doctrine that jurors are entitled to nullify bad laws by refusing to convict a defendant who did something that is illegal but, in their view, should […]

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eBulletin &Jury Nullification | 20 Dec 2010

Letter to the Editor: The True Role of the Juror

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If you find the story about the Missoula jury pool refusal to enforce a bad law to be refreshing, you will be glad to learn that this honorable tradition by juries goes back to the Magna Carta. It is one of the rights used by the People to keep any government from being able to […]

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FIJActivist &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 20 Dec 2010

Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’

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A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week. Jurors – well, potential jurors – staged a revolt. They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana. […]

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FIJActivist | 15 Dec 2010

FIJA Activists Wanted for Julian Assange and Wikileaks

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WANTED ALIVE !! FIJA Activists Wanted for Julian Assange and Wikileaks The Grand Jury and the Petit Jury Educational Campaign At FIJA, the staff members believe that the more transparent we make government and government actions, the closer we come to a government of the people. Therefore, we encourage the complete transparency of all government […]

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Media Catalog | 14 Dec 2010

Give the Gift of Liberty this Holiday Season

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Looking for a holiday gift that helps promote liberty? FIJA’s 2011 calendars are in stock and shipping. For just $20 plus shipping, you can get the 2011 Freedom Calendar Gift Pack including a 2011 Bill of Rights wall calendar, a copy of “The Jury’s Business is Justice,” a copy of the Citizens Rule Book, and […]

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FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 13 Dec 2010

FIJA Activism Regarding Potential Julian Assange Trial

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FIJA activists are working on identifying a vicinage for any potential trial involving Julian Assange in order to conduct general educational outreach to the entire community. We encourage all FIJA activists to coordinate efforts in FIJA’s State News and Activists Discussion Forum. FIJA encourages all human rights activists to conduct educational outreach in a non-confrontational […]

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FIJActivist | 10 Dec 2010

FIJA Activism in Orlando, FL

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Julian Heicklan joins James Cox in Orlando, FL for some FIJA activism.  Great work everyone!  We love seeing people spreading the word about FIJA and jury nullification. From James Cox: Today I met with Julian Heicklan to start his FIJA activism tour in Florida. The weather here in Florida today was cold, but the sun […]

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