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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 29 Aug 2014

-Utah Juror Educators Training in Salt Lake City

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If you are in or near Salt Lake City this weekend, please join us for juror outreach training and organizing for Jury Rights Day outreach events. Utah Juror Educators Training Saturday, 30 August 2014, 3:00 pm Mountain Salt Lake City Library Conference Room A 210 E 400 S Salt Lake City, UT Kirsten Tynan of [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 27 Aug 2014

-FIJA Educates about Jury Nullification on Jury Rights Day

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Fully Informed Jury Association Educates about Jury Nullification on Jury Rights Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Jurors’ rights educators around the country, in conjunction with the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), will celebrate Jury Rights Day on September 5 by educating their communities about jury nullification. Founded in 1991, [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 14 Aug 2014

-Questions for Legislative Candidates about Jury Nullification and Jurors’ Rights

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Because yesterday’s set of questions for judicial candidates was so popular, we asked FIJA co-founder and board member Don Doig to please write up a similar list of suggested questions for legislative candidates. We share his response here for anyone who is interested in quizzing their local legislative candidates about jury nullification and related court [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 Aug 2014

-Questions for Judicial Candidates about Jury Nullification and Jurors’ Rights

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We recently had an inquiry from someone with 3 judges up for election in his area. He asked if we had any suggestions for hard-hitting questions to see if the candidates love liberty and the Constitution. FIJA co-founder and board member Don Doig provided the following response, which we share here for anyone else who [...]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 06 Aug 2014

-Jury Trial for Philly Mom Prosecuted for Gun in New Jersey

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It appears that the case of Shaneen Allen, a Philadelphia woman arrested when she reportedly carried a firearm legally owned in Pennsylvania into New Jersey and was pulled over for a traffic violation, is headed toward trial. Ms. Allen is a mother of two who purchased a handgun for personal protection after being robbed twice. [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 28 Jul 2014

-How to Make Sure What Happened to Aaron Swartz Doesn’t Happen Again

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We’ve previously discussed the death of activist Aaron Swartz and the malicious tactics by which he and others have been pressured to forfeit their Constitutionally-guaranteed right to trial by jury. So we greatly appreciate the following article written by David Segal educating even more people how fully informed jurors can make a difference to individuals [...]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 25 Jul 2014

-Learn About Jury Nullification in Spokane

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Join The Fully Informed Jury Association and The Human Solution on Saturday 2 August at 1:00 pm in Conference Room 1A at the Downtown Branch public library in Spokane, WA At this presentation, which is free and open to the public, you will learn about jurors’ right of conscientious acquittal and how jury nullification can [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 23 Jul 2014

-Jury Nullification Billboard Educates Valley Residents of Jurors’ Secret Power

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23 July 2014 Jury Nullification Billboard Debuts to Educate Valley Residents of Jurors’ Secret Power FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org James Babb (610) 574-1222 jamesbabb@mac.com Phoenix, AZ—This week marks the start of an initial 8-week run of a billboard in Phoenix, Arizona at the Jefferson Street/1st Avenue Light Rail Station, designed [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 09 Jul 2014

-Jury Nullification Educator’s Case Continues

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We have an update on the Luke Lamb case, which had an 18 June 2014 hearing for the defendant’s Motion to Reconsider his Motion to Dismiss. Lamb is being pursued by Greene County, Illinois officials for alleged unlawful communication with a juror, but his attorney says the charge is a politically-motivated tactic wielded against Lamb [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 08 Jul 2014

-Jury Nullification Can Protect against Unjust Sentencing

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Jurors have the right and the power to conscientiously acquit through jury nullification for any reason they believe will deliver a just verdict. Sometimes they do this because they think the offense should not be illegal, but there are also other reasons they may feel moved to acquit even though a law has technically been [...]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2014

-Lamb Seeks Dismissal of Felony Charge for Jury Nullification Posting on Facebook

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We brought you news several months ago of so-called jury tampering accusations leveled against Luke Lamb, for allegedly sharing on Facebook a link to the FIJA website and making comments about jury nullification to someone who apparently requested the information. Patrick A. Watts, an attorney for Lamb with the Sturycz Watts law firm, issued a [...]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification | 19 Jun 2014

-FIJA Panel on Jury Nullification at Dudley Branch Library in Roxbury, MA

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Jurors Doing Justice: How to Protect Civil Liberties and Promote Social Justice through Conscientious Acquittal Dudley Branch Library 65 Warren St. Roxbury, MA Thursday, 19 June at 6:00 pm The Massachusetts Department of Corrections reports that over the last decade its prison population increased by 9%. More than eight black people and more than six [...]

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FIJA Calendar &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Jun 2014

-FIJA to Educate about Jury Nullification at FREE HER Rally

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Yesterday, Families for Justice as Healing issued the below press release on the upcoming FREE HER Rally to be held at the Sylvan Theater on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. from 10 am—2 pm on Saturday, 21 June 2014. People will be coming from across the United States to encourage President Obama to commute [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Myths and Misconceptions | 02 Jun 2014

-Jury Myths and Misconceptions: Is It ‘Jury Tampering’ to Share Jury Nullification Literature?

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This is part of a series of responses to myths, misconceptions, and misstatements about jury issues, including jury nullification and juror education outreach. There are no lawyers on FIJA’s staff or board of directors, and FIJA does not provide legal advice. These observations are provided for educational purposes and do not in any way constitute [...]

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FIJA Calendar &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Jun 2014

-The Power of Jury Nullification at the Global Freedom Summit

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Kirsten Tynan of the Fully Informed Jury Association will speak on The Power of Jury Nullification: The Independent Juror’s Role in Limiting Government and Protecting Our Freedoms at the online Global Freedom Summit this Friday, 6 June 2014 at 9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific. There is a small fee to attend this summit. We will [...]

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