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Freedom Friday | 04 Oct 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Frank Turney’s Jury Rights Day Event Makes Alaska News

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Watch the video below for long-time FIJA activist and Alaska state contact Frank Turney’s appearance on local news again this year on Jury Rights Day as he has many times in the past. Frank discusses local jury nullification proposals and points out that citizens already have the right to vote their conscience and judge the […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jury Nullification Is Part of the Justice System

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Gersh Avery reminds us that jury nullification is an intentional part of the justice system. He points out that juries are one means by which government can be forced to obey the voters when they decide to prosecute peaceful people unjustly, such as continuing to levy charges against people in […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 28 Jun 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jury Nullification Outreach in Clay County, Florida

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, we share with you more great FIJA activism informing Floridians about jury nullification! Jeff Gray (Honor Your Oath) stands outside the Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs, Florida engaging interested passersby in conversation informing them about the power of jurors to protect their neighbors by nullifying bad laws […]

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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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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 12 Apr 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Rich Paul Looking for Jury Nullification in New Hampshire Trial

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Your browser does not support iframes. Today’s Freedom Friday features Keene, NH marijuana activist Rich Paul, who was arrested for victimless drug-related offenses. Paul states that he was targeted because of his political associations by FBI agent Philip Christiana, who Paul says tried to blackmail him with the threat of 81 years incarceration in an […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Apr 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Steve Marlowe’s Case Dismissed!

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Good news this week from a friend of freedom, Steve Marlowe. You may recall from a Freedom Friday video last December that a North Carolina man arrested in Florida for simple marijuana possession was headed to court. Marlowe uses marijuana medicinally and was arrested for possessing a mere 19 grams. He refused a plea deal […]

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Freedom Friday | 15 Mar 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jurors Defend Our Freedom with Jury Nullification

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features a video from Maine Freedom Watchdogs explaining how the people’s branch of government—the jury—can veto laws through jury nullification, just as the other three branches of government can. Please take a minute at lunchtime today to pass this short video on to family and friends! If you would like […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 01 Mar 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Houston Free Thinkers Outreach

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As the weather warms up and sidewalk activism ramps up, this week we feature the Houston Free Thinkers in our Freedom Friday video. Members of the Houston Free Thinkers recently held an Info Jam at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas. They passed out information on jury nullification and other issues. We spotted FIJA’s […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 15 Feb 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY

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Jury nullification is a powerful tool around the world. This week’s Freedom Friday video features a brief two-and-a-half minute clip from British television series Rumpole of the Bailey. This short excerpt is a great reminder that it is not only a juror’s right, but also responsibility, to put justice above the law- no matter where […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 08 Feb 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: War on Health

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This week’s Freedom Friday video is long, but well worth a full viewing. When you have time, please take an hour to watch this documentary entitled War on Health, which extensively details how the legal system is abused to favor corporate cronies with government connections in the food and pharmaceutical industries by driving their competitors […]

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Freedom Friday &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 01 Feb 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jurors Doing Justice

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Phil Mocek discusses his 2011 court victory in which a jury delivered a resounding No! to harassment of citizens by government agents enforcing their personal whims rather than the law. We posted about his case here. FIJA spoke with Mocek regarding his jury’s role in protecting him from government agents […]

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Freedom Friday | 25 Jan 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: David Gay Speaks Nullification at Albany, NY Gun Rights Rally

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Many thanks to all who shared the link to this week’s Freedom Friday video with us. In this video, David Gay discusses at an Albany, NY gun rights rally how nullification, including jury nullification, can be used to oppose unjust anti-gun laws. Special thanks to David for mentioning FIJA and directing his audience to our […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 18 Jan 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: BE A MARTIN LUTHER KING JUROR

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One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, […]

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Freedom Friday | 11 Jan 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: SPEAK WITH CONVICTION

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This week in our Freedom Friday video, we are featuring a poetic reminder from poet Taylor Mali about speaking with conviction. Keep in mind this year as you are educating your family, friends, or neighbors about the power of the jury, to speak with the confidence of your convictions. Typography from Ronnie Bruce on Vimeo. […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 04 Jan 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: MAN SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR ALLEGED SIGN ORDINANCE VIOLATION

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15-day jail sentence over Lockport sign We kick off 2013 Freedom Fridays today with this video about a man who was sentenced to 15 days in jail for a sign ordinance violation. David Mongielo is a Lockport, NY businessman who was fined hundreds of dollars and sentenced to jail for violating a Lockport sign ordinance […]

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