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Archive for November, 2012

Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 30 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: FIJA ACTIVISM IN FORT WORTH

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features Fort Worth activist Justin briefly describing FIJA outreach efforts by local activists as they hand out our Your Jury Rights: True or False brochure. If you haven’t done sidewalk work before, this is a great introduction in just a minute and a half. Justin gives some handy tips on […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 29 Nov 2012

Sharon Letts: Nullify It!

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Sharon Letts of The Arcata Eye gives her readers a lesson on jury nullification this week in an article on the local cannabis industry in Humboldt County, California. Sharon Letts: Cannabis Subsidizes Humboldt County So, what to do when supply and demand is high, the people are healing, the state says A-OK, but the feds […]

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Jury Nullification | 27 Nov 2012

Letter to the Editor: How the Public Can Protest Our Insane Policy on Pot

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The people of numerous states have voted to legalize medical marijuana in their communities, and two more have voted to legalize it for other uses as well. Other communities have voted to make enforcement of victimless marijuana violations the lowest law enforcement priority in their areas. But Richard B. Stofberg of Baltimore, MD reminds us […]

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Function of Juries | 26 Nov 2012

U.S. Attorney Seeks Forfeiture of Assets from Defendants Acquitted by Jury

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Many thanks to Eapen Thampy, from Americans for Forfeiture Reform, who alerted us to this news item. Federal Ambulance Asset Forfeiture? In Abingdon, Virginia, U.S. District Attorney Janine Myatt is seeking the forfeiture of ambulances and other squad vehicles from a volunteer rescue services organization: A federal judge is considering whether the Saltville Rescue Squad […]

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Freedom Friday &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 23 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: TRIALS THAT MADE JURY HISTORY

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Jerry Dixon gives a Toastmasters talk on “Trials That Made Jury History”. Many FIJA Activists who are interested in practicing or improving their public speaking skills use Toastmasters both as a forum in which to practice and to spread the FIJA message as well! Please take a moment today […]

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Media Catalog | 22 Nov 2012

Now Available: Freedom Calendars and Calendar Gift Packs

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You can support FIJA’s educational efforts while informing family and friends this holiday season by giving the gift of a 2013 Freedom Calendar or our special Freedom Calendar Gift Pack. FIJA’s 2013 Freedom Calendar Gift Pack contains one 2013 Freedom Calendar, a copy of Harvey Wysong’s essay The Jury’s Business is Justice, a copy of […]

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Jury Nullification | 20 Nov 2012

State by State, a Nullification Domino Effect

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State by State, a Nullification Domino Effect The first indicator that some of the dominos were going to fall happened during the 1990s, when people began buying and selling marijuana for medicinal use. Starting with California in 1996, a number of states even partially decriminalized the banned plant when they realized that containment would be […]

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FIJActivist &Volunteer | 16 Nov 2012

Faces of FIJA Needed!

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We are working on the next edition of our newsletter, The American Juror. In this edition, we will be featuring “Faces of FIJA”, and we are asking for your participation. FIJA invites all of our state contacts, speakers, and activists, to submit photos of themselves along with their names and locations. We hope you will […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 16 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: ED FORCHION ON BLACK TALK RADIO

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Earlier this year, Ed Forchion was interviewed on Black Talk Radio regarding jury nullification and the importance of fully informed jurors in opposing racist laws and prosecutions. He provides information that potential jurors need to know to make it through voir dire, such as that disclosing a distrust of law enforcement, disagreement with the laws, […]

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Interviews | 09 Nov 2012

FIJA Director Iloilo Jones Live Interview Saturday Morning

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FIJA director Ilo Jones will be doing a live interview with Michael Evans tomorrow morning, Saturday, November 10 from 6-8 AM Mountain Time. She will be discussing how independent jurors can stop the march of tyranny by refusing to convict harmless people who have merely broken some statutory law that was passed by corrupt politicians, […]

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Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 09 Nov 2012

U.S. Juries Can Ignore Unjust Laws

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Many thanks to Nathan Sween for getting the word out about jury nullification in Merced, California with his letter to the editor published in the Merced Sun-Star this week! LETTERS: Sometimes U.S. juries can ignore unjust laws Jury nullification embodies several principles that are crucial to the success of our constitutional republic, including checks and […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 09 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSE OUTREACH

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, activists Mike Kalas and Dreadsen discuss their outreach efforts near the Cook County Courthouse in Chicago, IL. They explain the basics of jury nullification and its importance in protecting defendants from punishment under unjust or unjustly applied laws. Thanks to everyone who helped educate the residents of Cook County! […]

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Jury Nullification | 06 Nov 2012

End the War

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Thank you very much to Floyd Everett Harshman for the following letter to the editor published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and to Alaska state contact Frank Turney for letting us know about it: End the war To the editor: If you are tired of the war on marijuana, the war on drugs and the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: ILOILO JONES ON THE POWER OF THE JURY

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Gary Franchi interviews FIJA director Iloilo Jones. She discusses the basics you need to know about the power of petit and grand and juries to protect us all from the abuse, over-reach, and political ambition of government agents. Please take a moment today to post this to your social […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 01 Nov 2012

Jury Nullification and the Ed Forchion Case

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Ed Forchion recently spoke with the Libertarian News Examiner regarding the question of whether or not any of his jurors in his recent Not Guilty court victory on a drug distribution charge exercised their right to nullify bad law. He discusses why he believes that, yes, some of the jurors did nullify. The interview is […]

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