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Archive for December, 2013

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 18 Dec 2013

-Jury Nullification: The True Duty of a Jury

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Why would a conscientious non-voter be a proponent of participating in the legal system as a juorr? Josie the Outlaw explains, as she discusses the true duty of the juror to conscientiously acquit through jury nullification when the law is unjust or unjustly applied. She explains how judges intentionally lie and cheat in order to […]

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FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 13 Dec 2013

-Minnesota NORML Hosts Talk on Jury Nullification

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Minnesota NORML will host Kirsten Tynan of the Fully Informed Jury Association at its December monthly meeting to discuss jurors’ rights and responsibilities in delivering a just verdict, including their right and duty to conscientiously acquit when a just verdict requires it. This function of the jury is also known as jury nullification. Jury nullification […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Dec 2013

-Private Prisons Drive Need for Jurors to Understand Jury Nullification

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What is driving the high rate of incarceration, which is largely populated with non-violent offenders who have committed victimless offenses but have harmed nobody? For-profit incarceration. In fact, some states are contractually obligated to provide a certain quota of prisoners to private prisons, regardless of the actual crime rates. What?!? Private Prisons Suing States for […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 05 Dec 2013

-Happy Repeal Day Thanks to Jury Nullification!

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Repeal Day marks the anniversary of the 5 December 1933 ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution repealing alcohol prohibition. After fewer than thirteen years, the cultural and political climate in the U.S. forced an end to the federal criminalization of numerous victimless alcohol offenses. How did the people convey the message to […]

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Jury Nullification | 04 Dec 2013

-Anti-Jury Nullification Prosecutor Complains of Lack of Funds

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Reason’s Jacob Sullum shares some of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s complaints about the effect of sequestration on his office. Bharara complains that without more money, his office will simply get smaller and smaller each year. Not such a bad idea, says Sullum, pointing out his “mission” involves prosecuting lots of offenses that shouldn’t be, or […]

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