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Archive for October, 2012

Jurors Doing Justice | 31 Oct 2012

Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling

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Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling Last week, Ed Forchion, a.k.a. the NJ Weedman, was found not guilty of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after being caught by cops in New Jersey with a pound of marijuana in his car. Formerly a perennial third party candidate in the […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries | 26 Oct 2012

Supermom vs. the Gutless Wonder That Is a Jury

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Becky Akers discusses the recent case of Andrea Abbott being convicted of disorderly conduct for verbally objecting to a TSA agent groping her 14-year-old daughter and herself. Jurors convicted Ms. Abbott of “disorderly conduct”-a charge that is liberally brought against defendants who don’t meekly submit to intrusive and abusive orders from government agents. This case […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 26 Oct 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: LIZ MCDUFFIE’S EPIPHANY

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Liz McDuffie, Director of the Medical Cannabis Caregivers training program in Pasadena, California discusses her epiphany about jury nullification after a heated argument with “The Human Solution” founder Joe Grumbine. Initially, Ms. McDuffie was not on board with Mr. Grumbine’s call for jury nullification advocacy, but changed her mind after her exchange with Mr. Grumbine. […]

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Jury Nullification | 25 Oct 2012

Shall one attempt to get out of jury duty, or to get on jury duty, and why?

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An interesting discussion has begun here: https://fija.org/forums/index.php?topic=1838.msg2898#new Please read and comment.  What is your take?  Get on the jury and protect a neighbor, or get out of jury duty because you consider it slavery, and leave the person fend without your ethical certainty?

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries | 25 Oct 2012

Don’t like marijuana – or other – laws? Change them.

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By JEFF EDELSTEIN But make no mistake: I don’t like the Man. Don’t want to be the Man, either. Not only do I hate being told what to do, I equally hate telling others what to do. I’d be an anarchist, except that just seems too messy. I guess I’m a Libertarian, but an arch […]

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Jury Nullification | 20 Oct 2012

NJ “Weedman” Found Not Guilty in Jury Nullification Victory

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By JG Vibes With few options left for people to protect themselves from the ever growing police state, an old and long forgotten aspect of constitutional law is making a huge comeback, and becoming very popular in cases where people are facing jail time for nonviolent offenses. This reemerging defense is the act of jury nullification, which […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 19 Oct 2012

Montco Man Arrested Handing Out Fliers at NJWeedman Trial

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Montco man arrested handing out fliers at NJWeedman trial A Pennsylvania man said he will pursue legal action against the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department and individual officers for his arrest Wednesday while handing out fliers about jury rights outside the county complex. Fernando Antonio Salguero and five others were handing out pamphlets from the Fully […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 18 Oct 2012

N.J.’s ‘Weedman’ Found Not Guilty

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N.J.’s ‘Weedman’ Found Not Guilty Ed Forchion, known as New Jersey’s ‘Weedman’, was found not guilty on charges of distribution on Thursday. The jury deliberated for one hour before returning a 12-0 vote of not guilty. Click through for the entire article. Mr. Forchion had some post-victory comments: Video chat by Stickam.com This was a […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Oct 2012

NJWeedman Jury Now Deliberating Pot Distribution Case

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We have an update on the Ed Forchion case, in which Mr. Forchion attempted to argue jury nullification before his jurors. Mr. Forchion’s comments during closing arguments were shut down by the judge, and the case is now in the hands of the jury. NJWeedman Jury Now Deliberating Pot Distribution Case Ed Forchion, formerly of […]

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Function of Juries | 17 Oct 2012

Occupy Portland Wins Right to [Some] Jury Trials

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We recently brought you news of an Oregon Appeals Court ruling regarding denial of a jury trial in the case of Tawanna Fuller. This ruling called into question legal maneuvering used by government officials to visibly brand accused persons as criminals in public while reducing their charges to mere violations which could be denied jury […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 17 Oct 2012

Liberty and the Law: The Case for Jury Nullification

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Liberty and the Law: The Case for Jury Nullification Trial by jury may hold the key for unlocking a powerful check on the limits of government. In the United States, and many other common law nations, jurors possess the power to judge both the matters of fact (i.e., whether or not the defendant broke the […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Oct 2012

Weedman Seeking ‘Pothead’ for His Jury

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While the Fully Informed Jury Association takes no position on this case, we are following it closely as the case relates to issues of jurors’ rights and responsibilities. The defendant, Ed Forchion, has openly stated his intention to argue for jury nullification. This case is a retrial on a drug distribution charge following a previous […]

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Jury Nullification | 14 Oct 2012

Jury Nullification Continues to Gain Traction Across the United States

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If We the People have a Constitution, then our rights should continue to foster the cause of liberty and strike down laws which violate that foundation, otherwise we will inadvertently give power to the tyranny of the majority. The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), who would probably agree with the aforementioned critique, is a group […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 10 Oct 2012

The Only ‘Civic Duty’ Worth Your Time

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As elections approach, Joel Poindexter argues that jury duty is the only ‘civic duty’ worth the time it takes. As a juror, your VOTE is your VETO! The Only ‘Civic Duty’ Worth Your Time Most people I know do their best to get out of jury duty, but it’s something I actually look forward to, […]

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FIJA in the News | 04 Oct 2012

Memorial for FIJA Co-Founder Dr. Larry Dodge

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For those of you in Montana or nearby, we want to let you know that there will be a memorial this weekend for FIJA co-founder Larry Dodge, who passed away this summer. Dr. Lawrence Burnham Dodge Friends and family will gather for Larry’s memorial on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Helmville Community […]

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