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Archive for April, 2011

Jury Nullification | 29 Apr 2011

New FIJA Brochure – Fresh Air for Justice

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FIJA’s new Fresh Air brochure has been inaugurated to rave reviews and enthusiastic orders. Share it by ordering from the Media Catalog, share it via email with your friends by sending the PDF you can find in the Library, or print you own from that PDF. Share it around! We hope you are enjoying the […]

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Volunteer | 29 Apr 2011

FIJA Outreach Opportunities in Illinois

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We would like to let you know about two current jury education outreach opportunities in Illinois. If you are able to support either of these efforts, we would greatly appreciate your participation. Rock Island County Courthouse, IL Nancy Brandt and other activists are currently handing out literature near the Scott County Courthouse in Iowa. Nancy […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 29 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, we share with you a brief talk given by a FIJA activist before the Liberty Toastmasters in Colorado: If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in the FIJA forum or by sending an e-mail to us at aji(at)fija.org/aie653l. And don’t forget […]

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Jury Nullification | 25 Apr 2011

Guerrilla Jurors: Sticking it to Leviathan

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by Don Doig and Stewart Rhodes “Citizens in our (once) free republic founded under the English common law system, have both the power and the right to vote according to conscience when they sit on a jury and can vote not guilty even in the face of the law and in the face of the […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Apr 2011

Live Free and Nullify

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by Carla Gericke “Jury nullification plays a vital role in a healthy legal system. It allows people to vote their conscience and nullify bad laws, thus sending a strong message to legislators. This is how alcohol prohibition was overthrown. This is how marijuana prohibition will be overthrown.” Read the rest of the article here.

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Jury Nullification | 18 Apr 2011

A Look at the Jury System and Our Participation in It

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by Graham Dugas “Without justice, what are kingdoms but great bands of robbers?” – St. Augustine The jury system is one of the few remaining checks on the system available to those of us who love freedom. We must utilize this tool to the fullest measure if we ever hope to non-violently fight tyranny. Yes, […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Apr 2011

Jury nullifies felony pot charge, reduces to misdemeanor

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FIJA Activist Rich Angell reports from New Hampshire on the recent trial of Bob Constantine: Jury nullifies felony pot charge, reduces to misdemeanor There was little question about whether Robert ‘Bob’ Constantine actually grew marijuana on his property in rural Grafton, but the jurors failed to reach a verdict on the felony charge of manufacturing […]

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FIJActivist | 15 Apr 2011

ACLU and First Amendment Center respond

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You can view the response in the FIJA, et al. v. Ninth Circuit case here. Obviously, Belvin Perry’s office was unable to articulate a clear position for their specious attack on informing jurors of their inherent rights of conscience. Meanwhile, FIJA Activists continue to spread the word all across the nation. Join us by ordering […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 15 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week’s Freedom Friday video shines a bright light on the jury selection process from a prosecuting attorney. In this excerpt from a 1980’s training video for prosecutors, then Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Jack McMahon explains that the prosecution isn’t concerned with justice, but rather with winning the case. Based on this, he encourages prosecutors […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 08 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, listen to a short clip from British television series Rumpole of the Bailey in which jurors are reminded that their primary concern is with delivering justice, even if in contradiction to the law. If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in […]

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Jury Nullification | 07 Apr 2011

Thoughts on the Actions of a Public Servant

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Pursuant to the ACLU’s filing to show cause why the Administrative Order issued by Belvin Perry should not be overturned, Perry’s office has filed the response (click here to download and read) which follows my comments. I am sure that everyone else has already noticed that there is a further attempt to demonize jury nullification […]

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Contests &Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 01 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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In this week’s very brief Freedom Friday video, an outreach activist shows how easy it is to distribute literature that might one day save someone’s life by fully informing someone of their right not to convict based on their conscience. Be polite and friendly when you are handing out literature to make a good impression […]

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