Fully Informed Jury Association

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Archive for January, 2011

Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty &Volunteer | 28 Jan 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week FIJA activist Skip Robinson, who is involved in our Florida campaign, discusses the importance of jury nullification in delivering justice to defendants who have harmed nobody. Skip encourages you to take an hour a month, an hour a week, or whatever you can to educate potential jurors about their right to vote Not […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 24 Jan 2011

Letter to the Editor Regarding New Hampshire HB 146

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Although FIJA takes no position on legislation, we do track any legislation related to juries, whether the legislation is suspension of trial by jury blamed on budget cuts, or bills introduced in any legislative body. The following is a letter regarding New Hampshire’s HB 146 which was published in the Concord Monitor: Legislation would empower […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 22 Jan 2011

Jurors Unanimously Say NO to Abuse of Laws to Harass Phil Mocek

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For those who are not familiar with the case of State of New Mexico v. Phillip Mocek: What is this case about? Phil Mocek was arrested by Albuquerque police at a TSA checkpoint at the Albuquerque International Sunport on November 15, 2009. He had a valid ticket on Southwest Airlines (”You are now free to […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 21 Jan 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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Update 4/18/2011: The video linked below has been made private by the owner but you can still find out what you can do as a juror by clicking the links in the post below. In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Cindy Franklin discusses how to get on a jury. This approximately 5 minute video includes […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2011

Talking Points Memo on Montana Jury Rights Bill

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Although FIJA takes no position on legislation, we do track any legislation related to juries, whether the legislation is suspension of trial by jury blamed on budget cuts, or bills introduced in any legislative body. This Talking Points Memo is related to a bill being introduced in the Montana legislature.  The memo was sent to […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 17 Jan 2011

HB146 (2011) Relative to the right of jury nullification.

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Although FIJA takes no position on legislation, we do track any legislation related to juries, whether the legislation is suspension of trial by jury blamed on budget cuts, or bills introduced in any legislative body. This bill was brought to our attention by one of our FIJA Contacts in New Hampshire, Dick Marple. HB146 (2011) […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 17 Jan 2011

You Can Be a Martin Luther King Juror

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One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification &Lunch Break for Liberty | 14 Jan 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, FIJA Director Iloilo Jones discusses the right and responsibility of jurors to consult their consciences in rendering a verdict. We invite you to take a moment during your lunch break today to distribute the link to this blog post to your friends and family via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. […]

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FIJA Calendar &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 11 Jan 2011

Ilo Jones Interview on America News Network KHNC 1360AM

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Wednesday, 12 January 2011 4-6 PM Mountain Time America News Network KHNC 1360AM THE LION Johnstown, CO or Listen Live On-line Call-in number: 877-254-7524 Ilo Jones will be talking with Randy Yarborough live on America News Network KHNC 1360 AM from Colorado. Listen in to learn more about the tradition of the juror’s authority and […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 07 Jan 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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We kick off 2011 with our first Freedom Friday video of the year featuring a poetic reminder from poet Taylor Mali about speaking with conviction. Keep in mind this year as you are educating your family, friends, or neighbors about the power of the jury, to speak with the confidence of your convictions. Typography from […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 04 Jan 2011

Roger Roots Documents the Destruction of Law

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The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure: One of the Most Evil Books in Print by Roger Roots I recently obtained the latest edition of West’s Criminal Code and Rules, the book containing the rules you need to know if you are ever accused of a federal criminal offense. The book is updated every year, and […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 02 Jan 2011

Missoula District Court: Pot case ‘mutiny’ leaves ripples for other drug cases

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Missoula District Court: Pot case ‘mutiny’ leaves ripples for other drug cases But what happened so publicly in Missoula has been going on quietly in black communities for years, according to Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor who is a professor and associate dean at Georgetown University’s School of Law. “It happens all of the […]

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