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Archive for January, 2015

Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 19 Jan 2015

-Jury Finds Open Carry Advocate Not Guilty

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We start the week off with good news from Detroit, Michigan, where a jury has found an open carry advocate Not Guilty of carrying a concealed weapon due to wearing a coat that police found too puffy, a felony charge that could have put him in prison for five years over an entirely victimless allegation. […]

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Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 09 Jan 2015

-Relevant Rulings Regarding New York City Jury Nullification Outreach

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In the coming weeks jury nullification educators will once again take their message to the Southern District of New York Courthouse (also known as the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse). More educators and also people willing and able to video record and/or livestream their outreach efforts are needed for this effort. To help out, click through […]

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Function of Juries &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification &Know Your Rights | 08 Jan 2015

-“In Our Time” on the Magna Carta

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“King John’s a famous villian of English history, and Magna Carta happened on his watch in 1215. Does he deserve the reputation he has?” “Well, you see most villians in the past are sort of found by modern historians to be good in parts and not good in others. John really was an absolute rotter, […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 07 Jan 2015

-Jury Finds Man Not Guilty of Weapons Charge

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This week a jury acquitted Reuben F. Hairston of being a felon in possession of a weapon that apparently spent only a couple of minutes in his car and without his knowledge. Jury finds man not guilty of weapons charge In April 2012, Hairston gave two men a ride, but the two men asked to […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Jan 2015

-Bill Seeks Unanimous Jury In Death Cases

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This is shared for educational and informational purposes only; FIJA National is a strictly educational organization that does not endorse or oppose any legislation, citizens’ initiative, political candidate, or party. Florida is one of a few states where the judgment of a 12-member jury in a capital case to impose a sentence of life without […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 03 Jan 2015

-Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Jury Nullification

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I am pleased to report another court victory in the final days of 2014! This ruling upholding jurors’ ability to exercise jury nullification and otherwise preserving the role of the independent jury comes from the Kansas Supreme Court in the case of State v. Smith-Parker. There were several jury-related and other matters at issue in […]

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