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Archive for July, 2011

Function of Juries | 27 Jul 2011

Is Grand Jury Tampering Rooted In Fed’s Psychological Disorders?

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Is Grand Jury Tampering Rooted In Fed’s Psychological Disorders? Is the tampering of Nevada’s Federal Grand jury rooted in psychological disorders? That is a question being asked by Network CEO Phil Stimac after a recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Jones that he and not the grand jury has the right to weigh and […]

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Jury Nullification | 26 Jul 2011

Perry’s “Free Speech” Zones Unconstitutional

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Judge Belvin Perry’s Free Speech Zones Unconstitutional (YouTube video) Man Found Guilty Of Violating Anthony Free Speech Zones An Orange County man who believes jurors can ignore laws they disagree with was sentenced to jail time for his efforts to spread the word about his beliefs. Judge Belvin Perry found Mark Schmidter guilty of contempt […]

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Function of Juries | 25 Jul 2011

“Not Guilty” Isn’t “Innocent”

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“Not Guilty” Isn’t “Innocent” An indication of the sad state of journalism is how often when people show support for the Casey Anthony verdict they are labeled as Casey Anthony supporters. But they could very well be supporting just one thing. That would be to accept the “not guilty” verdict. It is, after all, the […]

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FIJA Calendar | 22 Jul 2011

FIJA Michigan Coordinator to Speak Before Jackson County Tea Party

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Press Release: FIJA Michigan Coordinator to be guest speaker at Jackson County Tea Party on Monday, July 25th, 2011. From: Mark A. Hiselman Michigan Coordinator Fully Informed Jury Association 2231 Manchester Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Tel: +1.734.973.0925 Cell: +1.734.657.5439 www.fija.org/aie653l Mark A. Hiselman from the Fully Informed Jury Association of Michigan of Michigan (www.fija.org/aie653l) […]

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Jury Nullification | 11 Jul 2011

Three Cheers for the Casey Anthony Jurors

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by Butler Shaffer Every once-in-awhile events occur that provide some optimism that real people – rather than the sock-puppets who speak on behalf of institutional interests – have a firm grip on reality. The jury in the Casey Anthony trial did precisely what they were directed to do by the court: deliberated on the evidence […]

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Jury Nullification | 08 Jul 2011

Lessons From the Casey Anthony Trial

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by Ryan McMaken Recently by Ryan McMaken: Privatize Marriage Now Perhaps not since the feds hanged Mary Surratt for Abe Lincoln’s assassination have so many been so happy at the thought of seeing a woman lynched. To the outrage of bloodthirsty, bleary-eyed couch potatoes from sea to shining sea, Casey Anthony was found not guilty […]

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Function of Juries | 07 Jul 2011

Reminder of the Function of the Jury in the Wake of the Casey Anthony Trial

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In the wake of the Casey Anthony trial, we have gotten a number of calls regarding the case. While we do not have a comment on the details of this particular case, we remind everyone that guilt is determined by evidence and not the heinousness of the allegations against the defendant. The primary purpose of […]

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FIJA in the News | 07 Jul 2011

FIJA Correction to Erroneous Orlando Sentinel Article

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An article appeared in the Orlando Sentinel this week which erroneously states that an individual who was arrested for allegedly violating a court order is affiliated with FIJA. Newspaper staff have been contacted by telephone requesting a correction in the article, but despite repeated follow-up notices of the error, the Orlando Sentinel has (as of […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Jul 2011

Jury can send message on medical marijuana law

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The following letter to the editor, submitted by Thomas DeLaTorre of Pinckney, MT, was recently published in the Livingston Daily in Livingston, MT: Jury can send message on medical marijuana law Being on a jury can be one of the greatest experiences of citizenship. It is a duty that you should not take lightly or […]

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Function of Juries | 04 Jul 2011

Michigan Pilot Jury Program

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Rose Lear brings us news of a pilot jury program in Michigan: Jurors discuss Springer trial, decision – Part of Michigan Pilot Jury Program The ability of jurors to question witnesses is part of a pilot program in Michigan that’s been under way since 2008. Under the experimental program, the 14-member Springer jury receives copies […]

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