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Archive for March, 2014

FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Mar 2014

-Jury Nullification Comments, Link to FIJA on Facebook Prompt Jury Tampering Charge

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In a case the defendant’s attorney says is motivated by the proximity of a March 18 primary election in which his client is a contender, Luke Lamb has been charged with unlawful communication with a juror for sharing a link to the FIJA website and making comments about jury nullification to someone who apparently requested […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Mar 2014

-Incarcerated Man Shares Insights with Jurors

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This letter from Ray Jasper, scheduled to be executed on March 19, is a part of a series entitled Letters from Death Row. Here we excerpt a short passage that is particularly informative for jurors, who should be aware as they deliberate the fate of a person accused of a crime the seriousness and severity […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Mar 2014

-U.S. Seeks Ruling in Terror Trial to Prevent Jury Nullification

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Last March, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, pleaded Not Guilty in a civilian court to conspiring to kill United States nationals. Additional charges were added to the indictment this past December of providing material support and resources to terrorists, and conspiracy to provide such support and resources. As the trial finally gets […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 04 Mar 2014

-Jury Acquits Minnesota Man of Filming Police

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In less than 90 minutes, a Minnesota jury acquitted Andrew Henderson of filming police and an ambulance crew. When Henderson refused to identify himself to a sheriff’s deputy, the deputy confiscated his camera. While the camera was in police custody, the video footage that he expected to use as evidence in his defense mysteriously disappeared. […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 04 Mar 2014

-Jurors: Beware of Being Too Cooperative

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What is with grand juries these days? A recent article in the Charlotte Observer mathematically analyzed the assembly line style of the Mecklenburg County grand jury- a meaningless process has become typical of today’s grand juries: Officer Kerrickā€™s indictment reveals grand jury debate During a single four-hour workday last week, a Mecklenburg County grand jury […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 03 Mar 2014

-Jury Nullification on the Progressive Radio Network

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Kirsten Tynan of the Fully Informed Jury Association and Poppy Sidhu, one of the Bellingham 3 charged with medical marijuana violations in Washington who has called for jury nullification, were recently interviewed on the Progressive Radio Network in the second segment of a program called Leid Stories by Utrice Leid. Our segment starts at about […]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification | 03 Mar 2014

-FIJA Speaks on Jury Nullification at the FREE HER Rally this Summer

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Please join FIJA at the FREE HER Rally, hosted by Families for Justice as Healing, on 21 June in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall. As FREE HER Rally participants call for an end to mass incarceration and commutations for those who do not belong in prison, we will be educating everyone about our OWN […]

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