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Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

Farmer’s Raw Milk Sales Trial Is On Hold

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any particular case. We do, however, track cases to which the issue of jury nullification is relevant. This is an update in the case of Vernon Hershberger, an organic dairy farmer charged with multiple misdemeanors for alleged licensing offenses related to raw milk sales. Farmer’s Raw Milk Sales […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

New Zealander’s Plea for Not Guilty Verdict Fails

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While jury nullification was recently exercised to deliver justice to a peaceful defendant in New Hampshire, jurors in New Zealand declined to use it to acquit a man charged with four victimless offenses. Plea for Not Guilty Verdict Fails Despite an impassioned plea from a Levin man facing drugs charges, it took a jury little […]

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FIJA in the News &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

New Hampshire Jury Nullifies Felony Marijuana Case

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It’s interesting how widely ignored last week’s New Hampshire jury nullification has been in the mainstream media so far. However, we have found several more mentions of it in various news sources on the web. We will continue to post links to coverage of this case as we come across them. New Hampshire Jury Nullifies […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 14 Sep 2012

New Hampshire Jury Acquits Pot-Growing Rastafarian

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Jacob Sullum of Reason.com reports on a notable case of jury nullification yesterday in New Hampshire: New Hampshire Jury Acquits Pot-Growing Rastafarian A jury unanimously acquitted Doug Darrell, a 59-year-old Rastafarian charged with marijuana cultivation, after his lawyer, Mark Sisti, argued that a conviction would be unjust in light of the fact that Darrell was […]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification | 06 Sep 2012

A Fully Informed Jury – What the Judge Doesn’t Tell You

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The Libertarian Party of West Michigan presents A Fully Informed Jury – What the Judge Doesn’t Tell You September 11, 2012 7 – 9:30 PM Grand Valley State University Eberhard Conference Center 2nd floor 301 Fulton St W Grand Rapids, MI Attendees of this event can park for free at GVSU lot # 15, just […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Aug 2012

Seattle Weekly Comment of the Day: Vote to Acquit!

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A comment left on another article is featured today as Seattle Weekly’s Comment of the Day. The subject? Jury nullification! Comment of the Day: Vote to Acquit! If you sincerely believe that prohibition is a dangerous and counter-productive policy, then you must stop helping to enforce it. You are entitled to act according to your […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 Aug 2012

New Hampshire Formally Recognizes Jury Nullification

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William N. Grigg discusses how jury trials are becoming increasingly rare as the American legal system has become Sovietized. He reports that one reason prosecutors are so eager to bully defendants into taking a plea bargain is that juries have the power to nullify bad laws and abusive prosecutions by refusing to convict. New Hampshire […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 09 Jul 2012

Jury Can Help Prevent ‘Raw Milk Prohibition’

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Brian Wickert,certified biodynamic and organic farmer and president of the Wisconsin Raw Milk Association, discusses the power of the jury to protect freedom of food choice: Brian Wickert: Jury can help prevent ‘raw milk prohibition’ here On Sept. 24, Loganville dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger will be tried before a jury in Sauk County Circuit Court […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2012

Jury Nullification Law Signed by New Hampshire Governor

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With all the buzz and anticipation surrounding the final rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court the past week, there has been little attention to an interesting legal development in New Hampshire:  On June 18, Governor John Lynch (no relation)  signed HB 146 into law and it becomes effective on January 1, 2013.   HB 146  concerns […]

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Jury Nullification | 20 Apr 2012

Jury Statute Not Violated by Protester, Judge Rules

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Jury Statute Not Violated by Protester, Judge Rules A federal judge on Thursday ordered the dismissal of an indictment against the professor, Julian P. Heicklen, who had been charged with jury tampering for advocating the controversial position known as jury nullification while outside the courthouse. Mr. Heicklen had repeatedly stood with a “Jury Info” sign […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 14 Mar 2012

The Hershberger Trial and Jury Nullification

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In a recent article, Peter Kennedy discusses the full legal power of the jury, specifically with respect to the prosecution of Wisconsin raw milk dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger: The Hershberger Trial and Jury Nullification Sometime later this year Loganville, Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger will be tried before a jury in Sauk County Circuit Court […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 09 Mar 2012

Freedom Friday: Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion who openly uses and advocates for the legalization of marijuana. In 2010, he was stopped in New Jersey and charged for possession of marijuana. Forchion will be driving cross-country from California to New Jersey in the weeks leading up to his trial. He plans to make […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2012

Check out the FIJA Billboard!

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Here’s a photo of the FIJA billboard we mentioned a couple of days ago:

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2012

Freedom Friday: Be a Martin Luther King Juror

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One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Jan 2012

New Hampshire Senate to Take Up Jury Nullification Legislation

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Note: This is posted for informational purposes only. FIJA does not endorse any candidate or piece of legislation. Senate to Take Up Jury Nullification Legislation The Senate will consider a bill today that would let defense attorneys tell jurors they can acquit a defendant even if there is sufficient evidence proving his guilt. Yesterday, a […]

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