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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 18 Apr 2013

-Judge in Rich Paul Case Undermines Jury Nullification Law with Misinformation in Jury Instructions

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18 April 2013 Judge in Rich Paul Case Undermines Informed Jury Law with Misinformation in Jury Instructions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—A Cheshire County, New Hampshire jury convicted local marijuana and liberty activist Rich Paul today on five felony counts of victimless drug charges. Paul had disputed one of the charges […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Apr 2013

-Rich Paul Found Guilty on All Counts Despite Jury Nullification Defense

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We have word that, after deliberating for about 3 hours, the jury returned Guilty verdicts on all five counts in the Rich Paul case this week in New Hampshire. It seems as though the judge in this case gave the jurors some misinformation in his instructions to the jury, stating that they must follow the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 16 Apr 2013

-FIJA Interview with Rich Paul on Jury Nullification

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Yesterday the Fully Informed Jury Association spoke with Rich Paul, a New Hampshire man accused of multiple counts of victimless drug offenses who is pursuing a jury nullification strategy in his trial. Paul openly acknowledges sales of several ounces of marijuana and one sale of a compound that’s legal (which has apparently been misidentified by […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 15 Apr 2013

-Jury Nullification Sought by Marijuana Activist

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More on the Rich Paul trial, which takes place tomorrow: Activist Facing 81 Years Admits to Selling Pot, Seeks Jury Nullification Rich Paul, the founder of the New Hampshire based 4:20 Foundation, is facing four felony charges for selling marijuana. The trial is set to start on April 16th, 2013 at Cheshire Superior Court in […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 12 Apr 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Rich Paul Looking for Jury Nullification in New Hampshire Trial

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Your browser does not support iframes. Today’s Freedom Friday features Keene, NH marijuana activist Rich Paul, who was arrested for victimless drug-related offenses. Paul states that he was targeted because of his political associations by FBI agent Philip Christiana, who Paul says tried to blackmail him with the threat of 81 years incarceration in an […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Apr 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Steve Marlowe’s Case Dismissed!

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Good news this week from a friend of freedom, Steve Marlowe. You may recall from a Freedom Friday video last December that a North Carolina man arrested in Florida for simple marijuana possession was headed to court. Marlowe uses marijuana medicinally and was arrested for possessing a mere 19 grams. He refused a plea deal […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 01 Apr 2013

-Reminder: Juries Can Nullify Marijuana Charges If They Find Them Unjust

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While we appreciate the spirit in which the following was written, we caution jurors NOT to lobby their fellow jurors obviously toward nullification during deliberations! It has been established in court precedent that judges may remove jurors, even during deliberations, if the judge becomes aware that they are considering jury nullification in coming to a […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Mar 2013

-Nullify the War on Drugs with Jury Nullification

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This excellent article comes from Mark Thornton, who argues for various forms of nullification-including jury nullification-to protect the people of Colorado and Washington states from abuse by a federal government set on pursuing the long-failed war on (some) drugs. Nullify the War on Drugs If the federal government does intervene in Colorado and Washington, then […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 19 Mar 2013

-Just Say “No” to Bad, Immoral, and Unjust Laws with Jury Nullification

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Thanks to Stephen Littau of United Liberty, who recently posted the following article regarding jury nullification, featuring a video from FIJA Indiana State Contact Betty Ray-Mydland: Just Say “No” to Bad, Immoral, and Unjust Laws by Saying “Yes” to Jury Duty There is one last line of defense, something each and everyone of us can […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 Mar 2013

-The Will of the People Doesn’t Mean Jack to Drug Warriors

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News of a letter from former DEA officials (some of whom profit from drug-testing business and, therefore, have a vested interest in keeping it illegal) to President Obama urging him to use federal power to put down Washington’s and Colorado’s recent local votes to legalize use of marijuana in their states hit the media week. […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 08 Mar 2013

-Jurors Don’t Need to Check Their Consciences at the Door

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In this letter to the editor, published in the Montana Standard in Butte, MT, Kirsten Tynan corrects the author of another recent letter who claimed that “The notion [of jury nullification] undermines the foundation of our judicial system.” Jurors Don’t Need to Check Their Consciences at the Door In his 5 March letter regarding the […]

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Interviews &Jury Nullification | 06 Mar 2013

-Kirsten Tynan Talks Jury Nullification on The Preppers Poitin Hour

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FIJA National Coordinator Kirsten Tynan joined Chris Watson as a last minuted guest this past Monday, 4 March, on The Preppers Poitin Hour. Click through to hear the show on-demand. Kirsten joins the show about a half hour into the broadcast.

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Mar 2013

-Jury Nullification is the Best Way to Keep Government Under Control

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Thanks to Michigan FIJA activist Rose Lear for this blog post on the power of jury nullification in keeping government in check: Jury Nullification is the Best Way to Keep Government Under Control he Jury is our last line of defense against an out of control Government moving toward Fascism. There are many groups of […]

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Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 04 Mar 2013

-Breath of Fresh Air Spring Special

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 02 Mar 2013

-RT America Discusses Jury Nullification with Kirsten Tynan

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Abby Martin of RT America’s program Breaking the Set discusses jury nullification and FIJA outreach with FIJA staff member Kirsten Tynan:

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