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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 21 Sep 2016

-Mike Fellows, Montana FIJA State Contact, Died This Week

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It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the shocking news that Montana FIJA state contact Mike Fellows was killed in a car collision Monday night. Despite health problems that had recently seen him hospitalized, Mike had driven up to Seeley Lake from his home in Missoula to participate in a candidate […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 23 Mar 2016

-Felony Charge Dropped, Misdemeanor Still in Play

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We have mixed news this morning from the Mecosta County Courthouse, where Keith Wood was illegally arrested and falsely charged in November with one false felony count of obstruction of justice and one false misdemeanor count of jury tampering for sharing FIJA’s Your Jury Rights: True or False? brochure. This morning the court held a […]

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FIJA in the News &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification | 03 Sep 2015

-FIJA Celebrates Jury Rights Day

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FIJA Celebrates Jury Rights Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Juror rights educators around the country, in conjunction with the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), will celebrate Jury Rights Day, mostly this week, by educating their communities about jury nullification. Inaugurated in 1991, Jury Rights Day is FIJA’s signature celebration, […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 27 Aug 2015

-Malicious Prosecutions Continued by Denver DA’s Office

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 27 Aug 2015

-Denver PD Shows Contempt for Federal Court Order

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Wednesday afternoon, civil rights attorney David Lane of Killmer, Lane, & Newman, LLP filed on behalf of FIJA and co-plaintiffs Eric Verlo and Janet Matzen a Motion for Order to Show Cause Why Defendant Robert C. White Should Not Be Held in Contempt of Court for apparent retaliation by the Denver Police Department. Just hours […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 20 Aug 2015

-Chief Judge Creates First Amendment-Free Zone in Denver

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Chief Judge Creates First Amendment-Free Zone in Denver FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Chief Judge Michael A. Martinez has issued an order trampling on the First Amendment and effectively suffocating freedom of speech in traditional public forums surrounding the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver, Colorado. Dated August 14, 2015, the order […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 19 Aug 2015

-Denver DA Creates Countless Fully Informed Jurors

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Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey, with his erroneous charges and prosecution of juror rights educators Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt, is creating countless fully informed jurors. In just the last 24 hours, I have received Google alerts showing what a great job Morrissey is doing of getting the information we teach—previously only shared very locally […]

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FIJA in the News &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 17 Aug 2015

-FIJA Seeks Injunction Against Denver Arrests for Free Speech

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FIJA Seeks Injunction Against Denver Arrests for Free Speech FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) has signed on as a plaintiff to a complaint seeking an injunction to bar the Denver Police Department from any further arrests at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse of juror rights educators […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification | 14 Aug 2015

-Jury Nullification Case is First Amendment Issue

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We understand that the Denver District Attorney will be subpoenaed in connection with the recent arrests of two juror rights educators in Denver, Colorado. Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt have been charged with seven counts each of alleged jury tampering, simply for distributing information on jury nullification. Iannicelli and Brandt are being harassed by the […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Health Project &Jury Nullification | 13 Jul 2015

-Fellow Updates: Media Outreach, Jury Health Project

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Hello, FIJA supporters! Last month I introduced myself to you and explained a bit about my role at FIJA as the 2015 Summer Fellow. Today I’d like to give you an update on some of what I’ve been doing so far. Research for the Jury Health Project is well underway at this point, and I’ve […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2014

-Lamb Seeks Dismissal of Felony Charge for Jury Nullification Posting on Facebook

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We brought you news several months ago of so-called jury tampering accusations leveled against Luke Lamb, for allegedly sharing on Facebook a link to the FIJA website and making comments about jury nullification to someone who apparently requested the information. Patrick A. Watts, an attorney for Lamb with the Sturycz Watts law firm, issued a […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 10 Mar 2014

-Are Jury Tampering Charges in Lamb Case Politically Motivated?

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It’s no secret that judges, prosecutors, and other government officials are not usually fans of jury nullification, for obvious reasons such as that juries have the power to overrule them in court. We recently brought you news that candidate for Sheriff of Greene County, Illinois, Luke Lamb, has been charged with unlawful communication with a […]

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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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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 in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 26 Jan 2014

-Jury Nullification Can End the Drug War Today

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Thanks to David Downs for a link to FIJA in this recent article in the East Bay Express about the power of jury nullification as a tool to end the war on drugs. This Powerful Jury Tool Can End the Drug War Today A New Hampshire bill introduced in the legislature this month would require […]

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