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Archive for December, 2012

Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 31 Dec 2012

Prosecution as Persecution: The Carol Asher Case

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William Norman Grigg writes about the careless reaction of Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden when Grigg asked him at a public meeting about his attempt to put a 66-year-old woman in prison for 14 years for conscientiously acting as an independent, fully informed juror. Carol Asher was seated as a juror in a case in […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 28 Dec 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: JURY NULLIFICATION ON PATRIOT’S LAMENT RADIO SHOW

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features Alaska radio show “Patriot’s Lament” with several guests, including FIJA State Contact Joshua Bennett, discussing Lysander Spooner’s work on jury nullification, including its application to criminal charges against abolitionists accused of aiding fugitive slaves in violation of the law of the era. This video is just the audio track […]

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Function of Juries | 27 Dec 2012

Jack Klugman, Last of the 12 Angry Men, Dies at Age 90

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And then there were none… Jack Klugman, last of the 12 Angry Men, dies aged 90 American actor Jack Klugman passed away at the age of 90 on 25 December. Among many other accomplishments, he is notable for his role as Juror #5 and having been the last surviving cast member of the original 1957 […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 20 Dec 2012

Jurors Shouldn’t Wait for States to Nullify!

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Jury nullification and FIJA get a nice mention in this article in The Guardian Express about state nullification. Can States Nullify Federal Law? Juries have the right to nullify bad laws by finding a person accused of violating a bad law not guilty. Famous cases of jury nullification included an abolitionist accused of harboring fugitive […]

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Volunteer | 18 Dec 2012

NJWeedman – Jury Nullification Tour

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We want to let you know about Ed Forchion/NJWeedman’s Indiegogo fundraiser for a jury nullification tour. NJWeedman is going on the offense, rigging up his weedmobil with cameras/audio and a plan to make a reality show series out of his adventures this spring. For the first segment he will travel from Los Angeles back to […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Dec 2012

Project for Awesome Video for FIJA

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Any nerdfighters* among us? FIJA has submitted a Project for Awesome (P4A) video! Although charities have to rank in the top five to be “in the money” for this annual fundraising and awareness raising event, we thought this would be another good way to spread the FIJA message. Please click here to vote for us […]

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Jury Nullification | 14 Dec 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: SELECTING AND DESELECTING JURORS

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This week’s Freedom Friday video is another look into the world of voir dire from the lawyers’ points of view. Understanding how lawyers play games to stack the jury during voir dire is very helpful in surviving voir dire, and surviving voir dire is key to making sure there is at least one informed juror […]

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Freedom Law | 10 Dec 2012

Gem Unearthed in Freedom Law Archives

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This morning we share with you a gem unearthed from the Freedom Law archives. Freedom Law is a self-help legal clinic and law library. Several years ago, R. J. Tavel, an active FIJA supporter and advocate, started a complimentary web site named Freedom Law. On this site, R. J. built an encyclopedic compendium of law-related […]

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Freedom Friday | 07 Dec 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: PROUD MARIJUANA SMOKER DEMANDS JURY TRIAL

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While FIJA does not advocate for or against any particular case, we bring you for informational purposes this week’s Freedom Friday video. In this short video, you will hear directly from defendant Steven Marlowe who has refused a plea deal for a marijuana possession misdemeanor charge. Marlowe uses marijuana medicinally instead of commercially sold pain […]

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Media Catalog | 06 Dec 2012

Give the Gift of Freedom this Holiday Season

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Still looking for holiday gifts? You can support FIJA’s efforts to protect everyone’s human rights while spreading the message to those on your list! All of these items can be ordered from our online Media Catalog or by clicking on the item names listed below. Citizens Rule Book The popular Citizens Rule Book makes an […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 03 Dec 2012

Nullification and Secession?

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In this commentary on the The Washington Times Communities website, author Tom Mullen compares three ideas for protecting individual rights: secession, state nullification, and jury nullification. Compared with secession and nullification as exercised by state governments, Mullen points out that jury nullification is the most peaceful option and that it “gives us the home court […]

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