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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 11 Sep 2013

-Tehama County Man Touts Jury Rights Day

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Many thanks and a BIG congratulations to FIJA state contact Don Bird for his Jury Rights Day outreach in Red Bluff, which was then covered by the Red Bluff Daily News. Tehama County Man Touts Jury Rights Day With his own date in court to challenge the legal system a few weeks away activist Don […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 10 Sep 2013

-Frank Turney and Joshua Bennett Talk Jury Nullification on Patriots’ Lament

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We’ll be posting lots of pictures, reports, etc. from Jury Rights Day activities this week. We kick off with this 31 August 2013 radio interview with Frank Turney and Joshua Bennett on Fairbanks, Alaska’s local talk radio station KFAR 660: Patriots’ Lament Discusses the Jury (.mp3) Thanks, Frank and Joshua, for once again reaching out […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2013

-A Jury Rights Day Message from FIJA National

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Happy Jury Rights Day! We are hearing great reports from Jury Rights Day events across the country, and we look forward to sharing those with you soon. In the meantime, we have a Jury Rights Day message from FIJA National in which we challenge you to create 3 new jurors this Jury Rights Day! We […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 03 Sep 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Be Aware of Your Rights as a Potential Juror or Defendant

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Rachel Colon has a timely letter to the editor in The Appeal-Democrat in Marysville, California explaining the juror’s right to refuse to enforce unjust law. Judging from the comments under her letter, this educational outreach is sorely needed in her area! Many thanks to Rachel for taking the time to get the word out in […]

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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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Function of Juries | 19 Aug 2013

-Jury Chastised by Judge for Not Guilty Verdict

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Think the judge in the courtroom is an objective arbiter of justice? Think again. The judge and the prosecutor are both getting paid by the state–a clear conflict of interest. Consider the case of Franklin County, Ohio Municipal Court Judge Amy Salerno who jurors say chastised them in open court for having reached a “wrong” […]

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Function of Juries &Sixth Amendment | 02 Aug 2013

-“Kids-for-Cash” Judge Is a Reminder of the Importance of Juries

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This week the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia denied the request of “Kids-for-Cash” Judge Mark A. Ciavarella to overturn his 28-year sentence for his part in a multi-million dollar scheme whereby he and another judge profited handsomely by funneling kids into a private prison system. This scheme involved denying juvenile defendants of their […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 01 Aug 2013

-Voices with Vision on WPFW Interview on Jury Nullification

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This week Naji Mujahid of Voices with Vision spoke with FIJA’s Kirsten Tynan on Pacifica station WPFW in Washington, D.C. They talked extensively about how jurors can use jury nullification to push back against human rights abuses, including refusing to be complicit in punishing victimless offenses– offenses which are disproportionately used by government to punish […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 22 Jul 2013

-Jurors’ Role in Protecting Our Rights with Jury Nullification

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Kirsten Tynan joined guest host David Knight on The Alex Jones Show last week to discuss jurors’ rights and responsibilities in protecting human rights by refusing to enforce unjust or unjustly applied laws. See the video below to watch this segment of the program.

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 18 Jul 2013

-FIJA Talks Jury Nullification on Alex Jones Show

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Kirsten Tynan will join guest host David Knight on the Alex Jones Show TODAY: Thursday, 18 July 2013 at 1:00 pm Central LISTEN LIVE ONLINE They may take calls, so listen for the call-in number if you have a question.

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 11 Jul 2013

-Ask The Barrister, Jury Nullification

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The Niagra Falls Reporter answers a juror’s question about jury nullification: Ask The Barrister, Jury Nullification Jury nullification occurs when a jury, believing a defendant is guilty, nevertheless acquits or finds the defendant not guilty for reasons outside of the facts of the case. Usually, because they don’t believe the law is just. Every American […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-Why Do Prosecutors Try To “Weed Out” Potential Jurors Aware Of Jury Nullification?

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Thanks to Killer Bud who delves deeply into the inner workings of the legal system, especially with regard to marijuana cases, and how those invested in criminalization of peaceful activities game the system to try and eliminate fully informed jurors. Why Do Prosecutors Try To “Weed Out” Potential Jurors Aware Of Jury Nullification? I believe […]

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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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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2013

-Jeff Olson Acquitted of Sidewalk Chalking “Vandalism” in Apparent Jury Nullification

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At risk of 13 years in prison plus an addition $13,000 in fines, activist Jeff Olson turned down a plea deal and took his case before a jury where today he was acquitted on all 13 misdemeanor charges in what appears to be another jury nullification. Jeff Olson Acquitted Of Charges From Writing In Chalk […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2013

-Jurors’ Reactions to Tim O’Shea Prosecution

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Good news yesterday on the conclusion of the Tim O’Shea case from Terrie Best of San Diego Americans for Safe Access. Last week a jury deadlocked 9 Not Guilty, 3 Guilty in this case, and we were awaiting news of whether a retrial would be held. Terrie reports on Judge Rogers’ response to the prosecutor’s […]

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