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Archive for December, 2016

Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Dec 2016

-My Birthday Wish List for FIJA!

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Kirsten Tynan, Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association here. Today is my birthday, and normally I would take today off. But as you read this I am in the midst of getting our 2017 Jury Rights Calendars in the mail to our 2016 donors. If you are one of our loyal donors, I […]

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Function of Juries | 08 Dec 2016

-Alabama Set to Kill a Man Against His Jury’s Wishes

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The state of Alabama is on the verge of committing a grossly unconstitutional and irreversible act. It is trying to carry out the execution scheduled for this evening of Ronald Bert Smith, a defendant whose jury voted 7-5 to sentence him to life without parole, but whose sentence was overridden by a judge, who unilaterally […]

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History of Jury Nullification &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 06 Dec 2016

-How Jury Nullification Contributed to Emancipation (and How Government Tried to Thwart It)

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Today marks the anniversary of one of two amendments to the U.S. Constitution that came about in part due to jury nullification—the Thirteenth Amendment, also referred to as Emancipation. During great turmoil in the U.S. over private ownership of other human beings, Daniel Webster led the charge to maintain slavery and keep the country together […]

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