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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 28 Jun 2013

-Report on a Judge’s and a Prosecutor’s Views on Jury Nullification

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We have come across a report by Adela Falk of The Human Solution regarding this week’s case of medical marijuana user and grower Tim O’Shea’s case in San Diego. Funny that we take different lessons from court support Apparently, several activist were passing out Jury Nullification pamphlets to potential jurors early in the morning. Prosecutor […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 27 Jun 2013

-Casting Democracy to the Wind on the Homeless in Palo Alto

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Mark Petersen-Perez of The Palo Alto Free Press reports that Palo Alto, California is moving forward on a proposed ban which, according to former Santa Clara County Public Defender Aram James, would make living in a vehicle a criminal offense punishable by 6 months in jail. Speaking after the council’s decision to move forward with […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 26 Jun 2013

-Jury Nullification on Hawaii’s Tomorrow Radio Show

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Kirsten Tynan will join Share Christie and Ed Forchion discussing jury rights and justice on live drive home talk radio in Hawaii tomorrow: Thursday, 27 June 2013 at 5:00 pm Hawaii time on Hawaii’s Tomorrow on 760 AM with Jeff Davis, The Solar Guy If you are still awake in your time zone, listen live […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 26 Jun 2013

-Jurors Explain Decision in Hershberger Case

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Last night in Rock Springs, Wisconsin, jurors in the the Vernon Hershberger case spoke to the public about the courtroom shenanigans that led to their confusing verdict. The anchor gets some of the details wrong about the charges and verdicts in this video, but check it out for comments from the jurors, one of whom […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Jun 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Members of the Bellingham 3 Call for Jury Nullification

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress. However, we do track cases in which the rights and responsibilities of jurors may play a key role. In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Poppy Sidhu, of the Bellingham Cannabis 3, calls jury nullification “the light at the end of the tunnel”. Along with […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 19 Jun 2013

-Information Withheld from Hershberger Jury Might Have Resulted in Fourth Acquittal

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The recent raw milk case of Vernon Hershberger ended in a very curious verdict. Hershberger was acquitted of three counts of operating retail, dairy, and processing facilities without licenses, but was convicted of one count of violating a hold order that resulted from the activities of which he was acquitted. How could a jury convict […]

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Function of Juries | 19 Jun 2013

-Hershberger Jurors Talk at the Rock Springs Library

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This announcement was passed along to us by Andy Mastracola of Food Freedom USA: Join us at the Rock Springs Public Library (Wisconsin) on Tuesday, June 25, at 7:00pm to hear a first-hand account of what it was like to be a Juror on the Vernon Hershberger Raw Milk Trial. The discussion will be informal, […]

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Function of Juries | 15 Jun 2013

-Jury Nullification and the Magna Carta

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Today is the 798th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede in England. Learn why denial of the right to trial by jury has stirred up dissent even to the point of revolution throughout the last 800 years. Lysander Spooner explains that the barons of England did not fight for an empty […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 11 Jun 2013

-Jury Nullification, Not a Pardon for Edward Snowden

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Thomas Mullen discusses the case of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who publicly acknowledges exposing the NSA’s unconstitutional domestic spying program collecting private communications from U.S. citizens who aren’t even suspected of wrongdoing. In light of government efforts to prosecute Snowden, a petition has been started asking for a pardon. Mullen argues that this should not […]

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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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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 24 May 2013

-Did The First Circuit Encourage Jury Nullification in Stolen Gun Case?

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Matt Kaiser discusses on The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog a recent First Circuit firearms-related case in which the court seems to encourage jury nullification in marginal cases to check prosecutorial overreach. In the case of United States v. Baird, the accused had bought a firearm from another person, not knowing that the weapon had been […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 23 May 2013

-Kirsten Tynan Interview on Jury Nullification on WFLA Tomorrow

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Friday, 24 May 2013 7:30 am Eastern 104.5 FM WFLA in Orlando, FL Kirsten Tynan will be talking about jury nullification with Scott Duncan live on 104.5 FM WFLA in Orlando, FL. Tune in locally or listen live online from anywhere to learn more about jurors’ role in protecting our rights by refusing to enforce […]

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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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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 16 May 2013

-Jury Nullification: Your Right and Duty to Acquit

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Thanks to Bill St. Clair for this article from End the War on Freedom discussing jury nullification as a right and duty of jurors when a just verdict requires it: Your Right and Duty to Acquit If you serve on a jury in a criminal trial, the judge will likely tell you that his job […]

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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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