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FIJActivist &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day &Lunch Break for Liberty | 16 Aug 2013

-Jury Nullification History: The First Jury Rights Day

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The very first Jury Rights Day celebrations took place 22 years ago on September 5, 1991 when FIJA called for activists nationwide to spent an hour handing out juror education outreach material in their communities. Our inaugural Jury Rights Day announcement is below. How will YOU be spending Jury Rights Day in 2013? Is there [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 27 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week Maine Freedom Watchdogs presents a video explaining how the people’s branch of government- the jury- can veto laws, just as the other three branches of government can. Please take a minute at lunchtime today to pass this short video on to family and friends! If you would like to recommend a jury-related video [...]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Lunch Break for Liberty | 20 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Phil Mocek discusses his court victory in which a jury delivered a resounding No! to harassment of citizens by government agents enforcing their personal whims rather than the law. We posted about his case here. FIJA spoke with Mocek regarding his jury’s role in protecting him from government agents who [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 13 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week’s Freedom Friday features a very short cartoon explaining the history and power of jury nullification. Please take a few minutes today to pass this along to family and friends! If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in the FIJA forum or by sending an e-mail [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 29 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, we share with you a brief talk given by a FIJA activist before the Liberty Toastmasters in Colorado: If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in the FIJA forum or by sending an e-mail to us at aji(at)fija.org/aie653l. And don’t forget [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 15 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week’s Freedom Friday video shines a bright light on the jury selection process from a prosecuting attorney. In this excerpt from a 1980′s training video for prosecutors, then Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Jack McMahon explains that the prosecution isn’t concerned with justice, but rather with winning the case. Based on this, he encourages prosecutors [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 08 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, listen to a short clip from British television series Rumpole of the Bailey in which jurors are reminded that their primary concern is with delivering justice, even if in contradiction to the law. If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in [...]

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Contests &Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 01 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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In this week’s very brief Freedom Friday video, an outreach activist shows how easy it is to distribute literature that might one day save someone’s life by fully informing someone of their right not to convict based on their conscience. Be polite and friendly when you are handing out literature to make a good impression [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 25 Mar 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features a brief explanation of jury nullification and a mention of the Citizens Rule Book. If you would like your own copy of the Citizens Rule Book, you can order it from our Media Catalog. If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty &Volunteer | 11 Mar 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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We know that some potential activists may be concerned about encounters with law enforcement while distributing FIJA literature near courthouses. Thousands of activists over the years have distributed FIJA literature near courthouses without any legal issues. We do not want FIJA activists getting arrested because it detracts from our mission which is to educate all [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 04 Mar 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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You may be hearing a lot these days about states nullifying federal law. But did you know that you have the power to nullify any unjust law or regulation imposed by any government entity or agent when you serve as an independent juror? This week’s video from Maine Freedom Watchdogs explains the purpose and power [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 18 Feb 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week we feature a clip from the classic western The Ox-Bow Incident based on the novel of the same name written by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. In this clip, Gil Carter, played by Henry Fonda, reads a letter by a victim of mob rule written to his wife. This letter emphasizes the importance of [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 11 Feb 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features a video from Creative Underground documenting Craig Toth’s and Scott Kuehne’s juror education efforts near a Fort Lauderdale, FL gun show. This is a good video to pass along to your hard-rocking and gun-friendly friends introducing them to jury nullification. (If you’re listening at work, you might want to [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 04 Feb 2011

Freedom Friday: FIJA Response on WFTV to Judge Perry’s Unlawful Order

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features FIJA Florida representative James Cox on Orlando’s WFTV news discussing the unlawful order issued by Judge Blevin Perry, Jr. a few days ago stifling freedom of speech. According to the news report, Judge Perry says that our outreach efforts in the area have been effective! Please post the following [...]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty &Volunteer | 28 Jan 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week FIJA activist Skip Robinson, who is involved in our Florida campaign, discusses the importance of jury nullification in delivering justice to defendants who have harmed nobody. Skip encourages you to take an hour a month, an hour a week, or whatever you can to educate potential jurors about their right to vote Not [...]

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