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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2012

Jury Nullification Law Signed by New Hampshire Governor

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With all the buzz and anticipation surrounding the final rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court the past week, there has been little attention to an interesting legal development in New Hampshire:  On June 18, Governor John Lynch (no relation)  signed HB 146 into law and it becomes effective on January 1, 2013.   HB 146  concerns […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2012

Check out the FIJA Billboard!

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Here’s a photo of the FIJA billboard we mentioned a couple of days ago:

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 17 Jan 2012

Fully Informed Jury Association Billboard in Richmond, Virginia

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Cop Block & Fully Informed Jury Association Billboards Going Up in Richmond! On January 18th, 2012, two billboards with ads promoting police accountability and Jury Nullification will be displayed in the Richmond area. The initiative is being headed by Nathan Cox, an Army Veteran and activist for the cause of Liberty, during the week of […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries | 29 Nov 2011

Prosecution Reveals Ignorance of the Function of the Jury

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Oral arguments are scheduled for next month in a malicious prosecution of an activist distributing juror outreach brochures in New York. In a brief filed with the court, the prosecution reveals its ignorance of the function of the jury. Prosecution Explains Jury Tampering Charge “His speech is not protected by the First Amendment,” prosecutors wrote. […]

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FIJA in the News | 17 Nov 2011

Letter: Are jurors aware of this power?

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Big thank you to Neal Weeks whose letter to the editor was published in today’s Naples Daily News in Naples, FL, complete with a link to FIJA’s website so readers can easily find more information! Letter: Are jurors aware of this power?, by Neal Weeks After years of dissatisfaction of our court system and wondering […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Rights Day &Volunteer | 13 Sep 2011

FIJA Activists Celebrate Jury Rights Day by Marching in Labor Day Parade

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East Moline’s Labor Day Parade was a fun filled day for many folks on Monday, September the 5th. Members of a local Ron Paul meetup and the local Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) in Illinois teamed up together to educate the large crowds that gathered together to watch East Moline’s Labor Day parade. Although Labor […]

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FIJA in the News | 07 Jul 2011

FIJA Correction to Erroneous Orlando Sentinel Article

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An article appeared in the Orlando Sentinel this week which erroneously states that an individual who was arrested for allegedly violating a court order is affiliated with FIJA. Newspaper staff have been contacted by telephone requesting a correction in the article, but despite repeated follow-up notices of the error, the Orlando Sentinel has (as of […]

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FIJA in the News | 02 Mar 2011

ACLU Challenges Courthouse Ban on Protected Speech

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For Release, March 2, 2011 CONTACT: ACLU of Florida Media Office, (786) 363-2737 or media@aclufl.org Daytona Beach – The ACLU of Florida today filed a legal challenge to an Administrative Order entered by Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. of the Ninth Judicial Circuit. The Order bans protected speech on the Orange County and Osceola County […]

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FIJA in the News | 23 Feb 2011

Group fighting for free speech against Judge Belvin Perry

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More publicity for jury nullification- this time on News 13 in central Florida: Group fighting for free speech against Judge Belvin Perry Video of interview with James Cox is here.

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FIJA in the News | 18 Feb 2011

Orlando Sentinel Editorial on the Role of Juries

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Please click through and post your peaceful and well-reasoned comments to help educate the community about the true role of juries. It’s unfortunately and terribly erroneous. Our take on: Jury interference

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FIJA in the News | 16 Feb 2011

Group blocked from distributing jury pamphlets hires legal team

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FIJA’s press releases today are already being picked up by the media. We invite you to post your comments on the following articles. This is a great opportunity to publicly weigh in on jury nullification and free speech! Check back for more articles as we learn of them. –Group blocked from distributing jury pamphlets hires […]

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FIJA in the News | 16 Feb 2011

FIJA Sends Second Letter to Judge Perry Regarding Unlawful Administrative Order

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Today the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) mailed the following letter to Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., who recently issued an administrative order unlawfully prohibiting the free exercise of speech in Florida. Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. Suite 2110 Orange County Courthouse 425 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801 16 February 2011 To Judge Belvin […]

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FIJA in the News &Interviews | 16 Feb 2011

FIJA Director Iloilo Jones on The Global Freedom Report

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Join The Global Freedom live this evening as FIJA Director Iloilo Jones discusses the recent attack on First Amendment rights by a Florida judge who has prohibited distribution of juror educational outreach literature near an Orlando courthouse. The Global Freedom Report Host: Brent Johnson Call-in number: 888-747-1968 International listeners can call: 208-935-0094 Live weekdays from […]

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FIJA in the News | 07 Feb 2011

TechDirt Reports on Florida Ban on Educational Outreach

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As I’m posting this, the following article is third from the top on TechDirt’s home page. Even more people are learning about jury nullification! Judge Bans Handing (Factual) Pamphlets To Jurors; Raising First Amendment Issues Apparently, there’s a group called the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) — which seems like a pretty good idea. Why […]

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FIJA in the News | 04 Feb 2011

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Article on Judge’s Order

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Judge bans leaflets meant to influence jurors at courthouses Ninth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Belvin Perry signed the Florida Administrative Court Order in response to representatives of the national non-profit organization Fully Informed Jury Association handing out pamphlets outside the Orange County Courthouse, according to a story in The Orlando Sentinel. The organization advocates “jury […]

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