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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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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 02 Oct 2014

-Jury Rights Day: Jury Nullification Outreach in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Jury Rights Day was a big event again in Fairbanks, Alaska thanks to jury educator Maria Rensel and FIJA state contact Frank Turney organizing folks for jury nullification outreach. Maria reports on the day’s events: We had a nice Jury Rights Day Celebration that was scheduled from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. but ended up […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 16 Sep 2014

-Jury Rights Day: Jury Nullification Outreach in Camden, New Jersey

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This Jury Rights Day report comes to us from Rev. Deborah Kalinowski, who singlehandedly hosted Jury Rights Day outreach in Camden, New Jersey in three shifts. We are particularly thrilled to see jury nullification outreach in Camden, which is home to one of the most notable cases of jury nullification in modern United States jurisprudence—the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-7 Films for Jury Rights Day

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For more than 20 years since founding it in 1991, the Fully Informed Jury Association has celebrated Jury Rights Day as our signature event on September 5 each year. Jury Rights Day commemorates the conscientious acquittal of William Penn, who stood trial in 1670 for violating England’s Conventicle Act by publicly preaching the Quaker religion. […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-Jury Rights Day: Jury Nullification Outreach in Asheville, North Carolina

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We’ve got our first report from the field today. This comes from Charlie Sean reporting on some very successful jury nullification outreach at the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville, North Carolina: Todd (Freedom Fighterswnc), Jason Humes and I met up with Betty Jackson and Clarence Young from Fully Informed Jury Association at Buncombe County Courthouse […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-Jury Nullification Keeps Government in Check

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FIJA New Hampshire State Contact Dick Marple is educating New Hampshire today about jury nullification and Jury Rights Day with this informative editorial in the Concord Monitor. Thank you, Dick! My Turn: Jury nullification keeps government in check Today, we celebrate Jury Rights Day. It was on this day in 1670 that Quaker William Penn […]

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Function of Juries &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-When Jurors Judge the Law

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Jury Rights Day and specifically the outreach event in Asheville are getting some news coverage in North Carolina! Richmond County Daily Journal reporter William Toler has written up an excellent article on the occasion: When Jurors Judge the Law Despite being fined and imprisoned, a jury refused to follow the judge’s order to return a […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day &Volunteer | 04 Sep 2014

-Online Volunteer Training for Courthouse Outreach

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Will you be doing courthouse outreach tomorrow on Jury Rights Day? Are you or are you planning to be involved in an ongoing courthouse outreach campaign? We have put together a brief training video, just under a half hour long, that we invite you to review before you go out. Doing FIJA outreach at courthouses […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 27 Aug 2014

-FIJA Educates about Jury Nullification on Jury Rights Day

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Fully Informed Jury Association Educates about Jury Nullification on Jury Rights Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Jurors’ rights educators around the country, in conjunction with the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), will celebrate Jury Rights Day on September 5 by educating their communities about jury nullification. Founded in 1991, […]

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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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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 30 Aug 2013

-Jury Nullification Outreach at the Ravalli County Fair

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Jury Rights Day celebrations begin this weekend! Here in Montana, long-time FIJA activists Dave and Leona Merrick are spending four LONG days hosting an outreach table at the Ravalli County Fair in Hamilton, Montana. They are there from open to close each day of the fair. You can see them in the photo below doing […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 29 Aug 2013

-New Hampshire Governor Proclaims September 5 Jury Appreciation Day

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Many thanks to FIJA New Hampshire State Contact and activist Dick Marple for securing the below proclamation from New Hampshire Governor Maggie Wood Hassan declaring September 5 to be Jury Appreciation Day. He has gotten many such proclamations over the years, but this one is particularly notable because through the hard work of activists such […]

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Jury Rights Day &Media Releases | 29 Aug 2013

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Activists Across the Nation Celebrate Jury Rights Day on September 5

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29 August 2013 Activists Across the Nation Celebrate Jury Rights Day on September 5 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—On Thursday, September 5, 2013, activists across the country will celebrate Jury Rights Day, marking the 343rd anniversary of the day when jurors refused to convict William Penn of violating England’s Conventicle Acts, […]

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