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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification: A Tool for Advancing Gun Rights?

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A jury deadlocked, reportedly with a single holdout juror maintaining a Not Guilty vote, in the case of Army Master Sgt. Christopher “C.J.” Grisham, charged with interfering with the duties of a Temple police officer who attempted to take his legally carried weapon from him. Dean Weingarten argues in this article that juror education is […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification Should Be Arguable Directly to Jury

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Criminal defense and civil rights lawyer Norm Pattis argues that jury nullification is an important defense that ought to be allowed openly, especially in cases in which people are being prosecuted for telling the truth. He compares modern day whistleblower Ed Snowden with John Peter Zenger who was prosecuted in colonial New York for publishing […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Nullification by Jury

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This editorial in The Washington Times mentions the billboard ads in the Washington, D.C. metro. It gets some information wrong, but argues in favor of jury nullification as the last line of defense against unjust laws, citing numerous cases of people being arrested for minor offenses. EDITORIAL: Nullification by jury Under the American justice system, […]

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Jury Nullification | 07 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification Victor NJ Weedman Requests Clemency for Imprisonment Due to Administrative Shenanigans

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Ed “NJ Weedman” Forchion has issued a Request for Medical Clemency today requesting that New Jersey governor Chris Christie grant clemency for a Stay of Sentence, pending his appeal of Judge Delaney’s court rulings regarding his conviction on a victimless offense of marijuana possession, which he uses to treat very painful bone cancer tumors. As […]

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Jury Nullification | 07 Nov 2013

-Adam Kokesh Foregoes Jury Nullification Strategy, Takes Plea Deal

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Adam Kokesh, who previously committed himself to pursue a jury nullification strategy against gun and drug charges, has reportedly taken a plea deal and been released from incarceration pending sentencing. According to a video on his YouTube channel, Kokesh faces a possible maximum of 7 1/2 years incarceration. News reports say his sentencing is currently […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 06 Nov 2013

-The IRS vs. Doreen Hendrickson: Hung Jury

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A lone holdout juror who maintained a Not Guilty vote has hung the jury in the case of the IRS vs. Doreen Hendrickson. We have heard that this case involved specific jury instructions explicitly telling jurors not only that they were to accept the law as the judge gave it to them, but also that […]

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Jury Nullification | 05 Nov 2013

-Moral Mondays and Jury Nullification

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress, but we do track cases in which jury nullification may play a role. In this opinion piece for the News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, John T. “Jack” Hall compares the cases of the Moral Monday protestors to that of John Peter Zenger, […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 04 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle

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Professor Paul Butler does a great job discussing the power of jurors conscientiously to say Not Guilty, even if the law was technically broken, in this NPR interview spurred by the billboards placed in Washington, D.C. Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle In response to former prosecutor Jeffrey Cramer’s argument against jury nullification, Butler says: […]

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

-Missive of the Month: Jury System Could Use Some Changes

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Robert Boyson of Hope Township, Pennsylvania, educates Lehigh Valley readers with this letter to the editor arguing for fully informed juries, pointing out the double standard at work when legal officials insist the jury be kept in the dark and strictly follow orders: LETTER: Jury system could use some changes Every common rule for juror […]

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Interviews &Jury Nullification | 07 Oct 2013

-Kirsten Tynan Talks Jury Nullification on the Truth Attack Hour

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Kirsten Tynan will join Tayra Antolick for the Truth Attack Hour Tuesday, 8 October, at 6:00 pm Eastern. We will be discussing the full power of the jury, including the authority of jury nullification, and its use in pushing back against government overreach and violation of human rights and liberty.

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Jury Nullification | 04 Oct 2013

-Adam Kokesh Commits to Jury Nullification Defense

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress. We do, however, track cases where jury nullification may play a role. Adam Kokesh was arrested for victimless offenses after posting to YouTube a video of himself apparently loading a shotgun on Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on the Fourth of July. In the […]

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Jury Nullification | 30 Sep 2013

-Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification

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Morgan Walker reports on MSNBC.com on the sheer failure that is the United States’ 40-year war on drugs. The numbers document an incredible waste: -more than $1 trillion of taxpayer earnings wasted -37 million people incarcerated (and many more innocents’ lives destroyed because of that) for nonviolent drug offenses -rate of drug use by high […]

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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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