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Archive for May, 2014

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 07 May 2014

-Occupy Trial Jurors Express Shock and Remorse Over Verdict

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The four-week trial of Occupy activist Cecily McMillan wrapped up this week, with the jury delivering a verdict of Guilty on a charge of felony assault on a police officer. According to supporters and the defendant, Cecily was herself attacked by the police officer and reacted instinctively to protect herself from a sexual assault: “Seized […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 May 2014

-Jury Trials are Necessary even in Misdemeanor Cases

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We recently brought you news of the Arizona Appeals Court ruling that many misdemeanor charges are jury trial-worthy. That’s some good news, but it is nowhere near the level of protection that we are supposedly guaranteed under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right […]

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Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 06 May 2014

-Support FIJA Through Give Local America

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Today FIJA is participating in the Give Local America day of giving, and we would appreciate your support! Give Local America is a national day of giving working to make history as the single largest online giving day. As part of our spring fundraising campaign, and as an outreach activity to new potential constituents, FIJA […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 May 2014

-Asset Forfeiture Circumvents Trial by Jury and Jury Nullification

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What is a poor judge to do when the jury sets free an individual he believes is guilty and should be punished, or perhaps when he just wants to funnel more money into the legal system he depends on being packed to maintain his livelihood? Asset forfeiture to the rescue! Judge approves forfeiture of car, […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 May 2014

-Jurors Would Have Nullified Had They Anticipated the Sentence

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We recently brought you news that the Supreme Court has yet again turned down the opportunity to revisit conviction of criminal defendants by less than unanimous agreement of jurors. Non-unanimous criminal convictions are currently allowed only in Oregon and Louisiana, and are unfair for a variety of reasons which we discussed previously. Now we have […]

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