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Archive for February, 2013

Jury Nullification | 28 Feb 2013

-TONIGHT: FIJA Board Member Don Doig on The View From Montana

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FIJA co-founder and board member Don Doig will be on The View from Montana on Blog Talk Radio tonight at 8:00 pm Mountain time. Listen from anywhere live or on-demand after the broacast. Listeners may call in to speak with the host at: (646) 564-9915

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Jury Nullification | 27 Feb 2013

-Update on Georgia’s Fully Informed Jury Bill

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FIJA national is a non-political, strictly educational organization. We do not support or oppose any piece of legislation. However, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. We have come across a mention of the Fully Informed Jury bill currently going through the legislative process in Georgia: Doug Holt: Heading into intense […]

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Function of Juries | 27 Feb 2013

-Beware of Jury Duty Scams

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Muskegon County, Michigan residents have been targeted by a variation of a recurring scam in which they are threatened by a caller or through e-mail with arrest for allegedly missing jury duty. Jury Duty Scam We have received numerous phone calls from citizens and potential jurors informing us that they have received phone calls and […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 19 Feb 2013

-University of Virginia Honor Committee’s Proposed Jury Reforms Are Ill-Advised

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Two members of the University of Virginia’s law school faculty, Josh Bowers, Associate Professor of Law, and Kim Forde-Mazrui, William S. Potter Professor of Law, penned the following commentary on proposed changes to the University of Virginia Honor Committee’s jury system. The Honor Committee proposes, among other things, to abandon the jury of twelve students, […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Feb 2013

-Reader Questions Why ‘Fully Informed Jury Act’ Failed

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Montana’s Larry Dodge Fully Informed Jury Act recently made it out of committee, but subsequently was voted down on the House floor. This letter to the editor comes from a local Montana reader questioning the votes of many Montana representatives: Reader questions why ‘Fully Informed Jury Act’ failed “The jury has a right to judge […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 15 Feb 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY

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Jury nullification is a powerful tool around the world. This week’s Freedom Friday video features a brief two-and-a-half minute clip from British television series Rumpole of the Bailey. This short excerpt is a great reminder that it is not only a juror’s right, but also responsibility, to put justice above the law- no matter where […]

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Jury Nullification | 11 Feb 2013

-Jury Nullification in Edwin Vieira’s “The Sword And Sovereignty”

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In his review of Edwin Vieira’s newest book The Sword And Sovereignty, Nelson Hultberg highlihgts Vieira’s discussion in Chapter One of the fallacy that the Court is the final arbiter of what the law is. A Review of Edwin Vieira’s The Sword And Sovereignty One of the most profound parts of the book is its […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 11 Feb 2013

-Happy Hour: Thank the Nullifiers

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In this article about the role of nullification in the repeal of Prohibition, Steve Palmer of the Tenth Amendment Center cites the role of jury nullification, alongside other types of nullification, in restoring order. He points out that it was not nullification that resulted in chaos and disorder in society, but government-imposed Prohibition that did […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 08 Feb 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: War on Health

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This week’s Freedom Friday video is long, but well worth a full viewing. When you have time, please take an hour to watch this documentary entitled War on Health, which extensively details how the legal system is abused to favor corporate cronies with government connections in the food and pharmaceutical industries by driving their competitors […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 07 Feb 2013

-Anniversary of Georgia v. Brailsford

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Today’s episode of a podcast called 365 Days of Liberty celebrates the anniversary of the third Georgia v. Brailsford case, a notable milestone in the history of the jury. In the Opinion of the Court in Georgia v. Brailsford, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Jay clearly articulated on this day […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Feb 2013

-Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime

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In this recent paper, Glenn Harlan Reynolds discusses the detrimental consequences to individuals’ right to due process of overcriminalization and prosecutorial abuse facilitated by prosecutorial immunity. Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime Given the vast web of legislation and regulation that exists today, virtually any American is at risk of prosecution […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 01 Feb 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Juries can check the government

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Many thanks to Montana State Contact Mike Fellows for submitting the following letter to the Ravalli Republic: Juries can check the government The talk of gun bans continues to be heard around this nation. The Second Amendment was very clear on the issue, that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. […]

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Freedom Friday &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 01 Feb 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jurors Doing Justice

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Phil Mocek discusses his 2011 court victory in which a jury delivered a resounding No! to harassment of citizens by government agents enforcing their personal whims rather than the law. We posted about his case here. FIJA spoke with Mocek regarding his jury’s role in protecting him from government agents […]

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