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Jury Nullification | 31 Aug 2015

-Is Juror Rights Outreach Legal?

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Is juror rights outreach legal? In short, yes. This handy infographic documents recent legal events that back this up. In all of these cases, a key element of “jury tampering” was missing—an attempt to influence the outcome of a particular case. FIJA outreach is simply about making sure that every juror knows all of the [...]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 27 Aug 2015

-Malicious Prosecutions Continued by Denver DA’s Office

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 27 Aug 2015

-Denver PD Shows Contempt for Federal Court Order

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Wednesday afternoon, civil rights attorney David Lane of Killmer, Lane, & Newman, LLP filed on behalf of FIJA and co-plaintiffs Eric Verlo and Janet Matzen a Motion for Order to Show Cause Why Defendant Robert C. White Should Not Be Held in Contempt of Court for apparent retaliation by the Denver Police Department. Just hours [...]

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History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day &Media Releases | 25 Aug 2015

-Judge Halts Unconstitutional Ban on Juror Rights Education

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Judge Halts Unconstitutional Ban on Juror Rights Education FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—A federal court today issued an Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction, effectively gutting paragraph 1 of a recently issued administrative order against juror rights educators sharing information at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse Plaza in Denver, Colorado. Paragraph [...]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 20 Aug 2015

-Chief Judge Creates First Amendment-Free Zone in Denver

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Chief Judge Creates First Amendment-Free Zone in Denver FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Chief Judge Michael A. Martinez has issued an order trampling on the First Amendment and effectively suffocating freedom of speech in traditional public forums surrounding the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver, Colorado. Dated August 14, 2015, the order [...]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 19 Aug 2015

-Denver DA Creates Countless Fully Informed Jurors

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Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey, with his erroneous charges and prosecution of juror rights educators Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt, is creating countless fully informed jurors. In just the last 24 hours, I have received Google alerts showing what a great job Morrissey is doing of getting the information we teach—previously only shared very locally [...]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Aug 2015

-Witnesses Needed Regarding Protests at Denver Courthouse

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Yesterday FIJA and two other plaintiffs filed a complaint and a motion for preliminary injunction to bar the Denver Police Department from making additional arrests for handing out jury nullification information. After the two recent arrests of Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt for sharing such literature, we and other activists are chilled in our willingness [...]

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FIJA in the News &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 17 Aug 2015

-FIJA Seeks Injunction Against Denver Arrests for Free Speech

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FIJA Seeks Injunction Against Denver Arrests for Free Speech FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) has signed on as a plaintiff to a complaint seeking an injunction to bar the Denver Police Department from any further arrests at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse of juror rights educators [...]

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Jury Nullification | 14 Aug 2015

-Are Your Jury Nullification Outreach Efforts Being Chilled in Denver?

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Call to All Colorado Juror Rights Educators If you have been considering doing juror rights outreach in Denver, Colorado but your willingness to exercise your First Amendment-protected right to do so has been chilled due to the threat of arrest, especially in light of the recent arrests of Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt, we would [...]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification | 14 Aug 2015

-Jury Nullification Case is First Amendment Issue

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We understand that the Denver District Attorney will be subpoenaed in connection with the recent arrests of two juror rights educators in Denver, Colorado. Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt have been charged with seven counts each of alleged jury tampering, simply for distributing information on jury nullification. Iannicelli and Brandt are being harassed by the [...]

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Jury Nullification | 12 Aug 2015

-Denver DA Doubles Down on Jury Nullification Arrests

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A second juror rights educator has been arrested this past weekend in Denver. According to another press release from the Denver DA’s office, Eric Brandt is also charged with seven counts of alleged jury tampering. This morning I requested the charging document and probable cause statement from the contact person listed on the press release, [...]

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History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification | 05 Aug 2015

-John Adams’ Notes on the Right of Jury Nullification

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The above graphic features a famous quote from John Adams regarding the right—and duty—of jury nullification in accordance with a juror’s best judgment and conscience. But where does it come from? At a FIJA supporter’s request, I tracked it down and now the source material has found a home on the FIJA website here: From [...]

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Jury Nullification | 04 Aug 2015

-Updates on Mark Iannicelli Arrest for Jury Nullification Education

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Since the Denver DA issued a press release on the arrest last week of Mark Ianicelli for handing out jury nullification flyers, I gave the contact person listed therein a call this morning to see about getting more information on the case. She forwarded me the Complaint and Information as well as the Probable Cause [...]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 31 Jul 2015

-How Jury Nullification Played into the Carriker Acquittal

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I had a long, post-acquittal chat yesterday with Joe Grumbine of The Human Solution International regarding the dramatic and very encouraging acquittal of Kyler Carriker in Wichita, Kansas. Joe attended much of the trial in person and shared many insights as to how jury nullification played into this case. By way of a brief summary [...]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 30 Jul 2015

-Jury Nullification for Carriker in Ridiculous Felony Murder Case

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I got news this afternoon from Joe Grumbine of The Human Solution International of a Not Guilty verdict in the case of Kyler Carriker, accused of felony murder. “This whole case was about jury nullification and bad law,” Joe reports. Carriker was not involved with the killing, but was charged under a state law that [...]

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