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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Mar 2014

-Incarcerated Man Shares Insights with Jurors

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This letter from Ray Jasper, scheduled to be executed on March 19, is a part of a series entitled Letters from Death Row. Here we excerpt a short passage that is particularly informative for jurors, who should be aware as they deliberate the fate of a person accused of a crime the seriousness and severity […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Mar 2014

-U.S. Seeks Ruling in Terror Trial to Prevent Jury Nullification

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Last March, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, pleaded Not Guilty in a civilian court to conspiring to kill United States nationals. Additional charges were added to the indictment this past December of providing material support and resources to terrorists, and conspiracy to provide such support and resources. As the trial finally gets […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 04 Mar 2014

-Jury Acquits Minnesota Man of Filming Police

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In less than 90 minutes, a Minnesota jury acquitted Andrew Henderson of filming police and an ambulance crew. When Henderson refused to identify himself to a sheriff’s deputy, the deputy confiscated his camera. While the camera was in police custody, the video footage that he expected to use as evidence in his defense mysteriously disappeared. […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 04 Mar 2014

-Jurors: Beware of Being Too Cooperative

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What is with grand juries these days? A recent article in the Charlotte Observer mathematically analyzed the assembly line style of the Mecklenburg County grand jury- a meaningless process has become typical of today’s grand juries: Officer Kerrick’s indictment reveals grand jury debate During a single four-hour workday last week, a Mecklenburg County grand jury […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 03 Mar 2014

-Jury Nullification on the Progressive Radio Network

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Kirsten Tynan of the Fully Informed Jury Association and Poppy Sidhu, one of the Bellingham 3 charged with medical marijuana violations in Washington who has called for jury nullification, were recently interviewed on the Progressive Radio Network in the second segment of a program called Leid Stories by Utrice Leid. Our segment starts at about […]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification | 03 Mar 2014

-FIJA Speaks on Jury Nullification at the FREE HER Rally this Summer

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Please join FIJA at the FREE HER Rally, hosted by Families for Justice as Healing, on 21 June in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall. As FREE HER Rally participants call for an end to mass incarceration and commutations for those who do not belong in prison, we will be educating everyone about our OWN […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Feb 2014

-Jury Nullification Must Check Abusive Prosecutor Nullification

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I came across this scholarly paper in the Washington and Lee Law Review as I was looking for information on how many judges come from a prosecutorial background. While it doesn’t answer that question, it does address another important point that we as jury nullification advocates should be making. Often it is claimed that if […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Feb 2014

-Judges on Trial: Why Juries Are Crucial to Justice

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William Grigg reports on this gross miscarriage of justice, with the first ruling coming from a judge in a bench trial and the second ruling backing him up coming from another judge of the Arizona Appeals Court. Support Your Local Slave Patrol Phyllis Bear, a convenience store clerk from Arizona, called the police after a […]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification | 24 Feb 2014

-Derek Brommerich to Speak on the Power of the Individual Juror

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Derek Brommerich, of The Derek Brommerich Show podcast will speak on the power of the individual juror March 18, 2014 at 11:00 am for the Kiwanis Club at Culvers 4004 Silver Lake Rd. St. Anthony, MN Many thanks to Derek, who is driving quite a ways to give this talk about the power of the […]

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Jury Nullification | 21 Feb 2014

-The ‘Crime’ of Having a Hidden Compartment in Your Car

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No drugs? No problem! Cops in several states already can or hope soon to be able to arrest you simply for HAVING EMPTY SPACE in the car where you MIGHT be able to hide drugs EVEN IF YOU HAVEN’T! The ‘Crime’ of Having a Hidden Compartment in Your Car Last fall, Ohio state troopers pulled […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 18 Feb 2014

-Are Unjust Laws Enforceable? Understanding Jury Nullification

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With the introduction of New Hampshire’s HB 1452 in the legislature this year, jury nullification is once again in the news in New Hampshire. Jeff Woodburn discusses it in the March edition of New Hampshire Magazine. Understanding Jury Nullification The times are changing. Polls consistently show a growing majority of people support marijuana legalization. The […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 18 Feb 2014

-Misinformation in “Jury Nullification: The Law You Won’t Be Told”

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While we’re happy to see a video on jury nullification getting lots of views, it unfortunately contains some incorrect and misleading information, which we will address here: 1. “A video, such as this one, simply acknowledging the existence of jury nullification and in no way advocating it is totally okay… So why can’t you do […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 18 Feb 2014

-Disabled Vet Seeks Jury Nullification in Medical Marijuana Case

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We’ve previously brought you news of the Bellingham 3 in the state of Washington who are being prosecuted for offenses related to providing medical marijuana. Even though Washington has since legalized marijuana even for recreational use, they are still being legally pursued by prosecutors. Their case is coming up in April. Across the country, there […]

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Function of Juries &History of Jury Nullification &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 17 Feb 2014

-Jury Nullification and the Rescue of Shadrach Minkins

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Now that we all know that fugitive slaves themselves were not freed by juries, but rather those who helped rescue them and were subsequently charged under the Fugitive Slave Act, let’s delve into the actual rescue of Shadrach Minkins. The Fugitive Slave Act was a critical part of the Compromise of 1850, designed to maintain […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 15 Feb 2014

-If You Learn One Thing About Jury Nullification Today, It Should Be This

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Today is an important anniversary in the history of jury nullification. On this day in 1851, on a rainy Saturday morning, federal agents stalked and arrested alleged fugitive Shadrach Minkins, who was at the time working at the Cornhill Coffee House in Boston, Massachusetts. Minkins’ arrest came just a few months after passage of the […]

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