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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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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 22 Jan 2014

-Jury Nullification: Another Path to ‘Not Guilty’

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Thank you to the Wall Street Journal‘s Ashby Jones for this informative article about jury nullification, focusing on New Hampshire’s HB 1452 which was recently introduced in the New Hampshire legislature. HB 1452 “requires the court to give an instruction to the jury regarding jury nullification and requires the court to declare a mistrial if […]

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FIJA in the News &Interviews | 15 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification on Equalitarians on Calgary’s Phresh FM

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Kirsten Tynan recently discussed with Suza Singh of Equalitarians on Calgary’s Phresh FM the juror’s right to rely on conscience and vote Not Guilty when a just verdict requires it, even if the law has technically been broken. Clips of the interview are interspersed with an interview of an in-studio guest, including a discussion of […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 09 Nov 2013

-Support for Jury Nullification on Display in D.C.

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Joe Wolverton discusses in this article in The New American the billboards on display in Washington, D.C. informing everyone that “Good jurors nullify bad laws”. Wolverton points out that, despite prosecutors’ displeasure with this educational effort, jury nullification is not new and, indeed, is a fundamental element of our legal system. Support for Jury Nullification […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Nullification by Jury

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This editorial in The Washington Times mentions the billboard ads in the Washington, D.C. metro. It gets some information wrong, but argues in favor of jury nullification as the last line of defense against unjust laws, citing numerous cases of people being arrested for minor offenses. EDITORIAL: Nullification by jury Under the American justice system, […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 04 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle

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Professor Paul Butler does a great job discussing the power of jurors conscientiously to say Not Guilty, even if the law was technically broken, in this NPR interview spurred by the billboards placed in Washington, D.C. Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle In response to former prosecutor Jeffrey Cramer’s argument against jury nullification, Butler says: […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist | 01 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification Billboards Seen in and around DC Metro Stops

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Take a few minutes today to watch and share this interview on the local Washington, DC affiliate with Jim Babb regarding the ads placed in and around DC Metro stops we alerted you to a couple of weeks ago. Jim spearheaded the effort to place these ads which direct people to Google “jury nullification” and […]

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FIJA in the News | 30 Oct 2013

-Corrections to Washington Post Article on DC Jury Nullification Ads

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Congratulations to the volunteers behind the Metro billboard in the Judiciary Square station in Washington, DC for making the Washington Post! Billboard advocating jury nullification concerns local prosecutors Prospective jurors who take the subway to D.C. Superior Court and exit near the National Building Museum see these words: “Good jurors nullify bad laws” and “You […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 23 Aug 2013

-A Jury’s Secret Power – Jury Nullification

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As Jury Rights Day approaches, Joanne Eisen and Alan Chwick help make the jury’s secret power of jury nullification a little less secret. A Jury’s Secret Power – Nullification With Jury Rights Day just around the corner on September 5, it is a good time to reflect upon a Jury’s Duty. Our Founding Fathers, in […]

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FIJA in the News &Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 31 May 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Prosecutor in Tim DeChristopher Case ‘Flipped Out’ Over FIJA’s Jury Nullification Literature

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Today’s Freedom Friday video features a Moyers & Company episode on the Tim DeChristopher case, in which environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was prosecuted on two felony counts for bidding on oil and gas leases in an auction which was subsequently declared null and void by the Obama administration. Bill Moyers has a rather extensive discussion […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 May 2013

-San Diego Mayor Filner Urges Jury Nullification

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We have more news this morning that FIJA’s educational outreach efforts are paying off through the hard work of activists nationwide, this time from San Diego, California: Filner Urges ‘Jury Nullification’ In Medical Pot Dispensary Case San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has injected himself into a federal criminal case against the operator of a medical […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 May 2013

-FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association) and Juror Rights

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Louis R. Jasikoff and John DiLiberto of the Wilkes-Barre Independent Gazette recently delivered a letter to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania judges inquiring into their views on jury nullification. The letter reads, in part: FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association) and Juror Rights Our question to each of you is simple and straight to the point. Where do […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 19 Mar 2013

-Just Say “No” to Bad, Immoral, and Unjust Laws with Jury Nullification

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Thanks to Stephen Littau of United Liberty, who recently posted the following article regarding jury nullification, featuring a video from FIJA Indiana State Contact Betty Ray-Mydland: Just Say “No” to Bad, Immoral, and Unjust Laws by Saying “Yes” to Jury Duty There is one last line of defense, something each and everyone of us can […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 02 Mar 2013

-RT America Discusses Jury Nullification with Kirsten Tynan

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Abby Martin of RT America’s program Breaking the Set discusses jury nullification and FIJA outreach with FIJA staff member Kirsten Tynan:

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