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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 16 Dec 2015

—Juror Rights Educators Triumph AGAIN in Denver

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Juror Rights Educators Triumph AGAIN in Denver FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten C. Tynan Executive Director (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Denver, CO—This morning Judge Kenneth Plotz dismissed all felony jury-tampering charges that had been pending against juror rights educators Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt for handing out Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) brochures at the Lindsey-Flanigan […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 30 Nov 2015

—FIJA Files Amicus Brief in Kleinman Case in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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FIJA Files Amicus Brief in Kleinman Case in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten C. Tynan Executive Director (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Roger I. Roots, J.D., Ph.D. FIJA Advisory Board Member (406) 224-3105 rogerroots@msn.com Helena, MT—The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) has filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of United […]

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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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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 20 Aug 2015

-Chief Judge Creates First Amendment-Free Zone in Denver

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Chief Judge Creates First Amendment-Free Zone in Denver FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Chief Judge Michael A. Martinez has issued an order trampling on the First Amendment and effectively suffocating freedom of speech in traditional public forums surrounding the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver, Colorado. Dated August 14, 2015, the order […]

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FIJA in the News &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 17 Aug 2015

-FIJA Seeks Injunction Against Denver Arrests for Free Speech

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FIJA Seeks Injunction Against Denver Arrests for Free Speech FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) has signed on as a plaintiff to a complaint seeking an injunction to bar the Denver Police Department from any further arrests at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse of juror rights educators […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 23 Jul 2014

-Jury Nullification Billboard Educates Valley Residents of Jurors’ Secret Power

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23 July 2014 Jury Nullification Billboard Debuts to Educate Valley Residents of Jurors’ Secret Power FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org James Babb (610) 574-1222 jamesbabb@mac.com Phoenix, AZ—This week marks the start of an initial 8-week run of a billboard in Phoenix, Arizona at the Jefferson Street/1st Avenue Light Rail Station, designed […]

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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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Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 02 May 2013

-Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick Seeks to Prevent Montana Jurors from Being Fully Informed

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2 May 2013 Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick Seeks to Prevent Montana Jurors from Being Fully Informed FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick recently filed a Motion in Limine in a Park County, Montana court in the case of The State of Montana v. Joel Elmer […]

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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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Media Releases | 14 Mar 2013

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Prosecutors Coerce Defendants to Forfeit Right to Trial by Jury

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March 14, 2013 Prosecutors Coerce Defendants to Forfeit Right to Trial by Jury FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Elliot R. Peters, attorney for the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz, alleges prosecutorial misconduct by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Heyman in a letter submitted to the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility. Among […]

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Media Releases | 07 Mar 2013

– Murder-by-Drone of Americans Subverts Constitutional and Human Rights

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March 7, 2013 Murder–by-Drone of Americans Subverts Constitutional and Human Rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wrapped up a nearly 13-hour long filibuster very early this morning, in which he demanded answers from the Obama administration regarding its position on extrajudicial use of drones to kill American citizens […]

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Media Releases | 16 Feb 2011

For Immediate Release: FIJA Retains ACLU and Walters to Challenge Order Quashing Free Speech

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16 February 2011 250 words For Immediate Release FIJA Retains ACLU and Walters to Challenge Order Quashing Free Speech Pursuant to an administrative order issued by State Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., barring FIJA volunteers from distributing literature at or near the Orlando, Florida State Courthouse, the jury education group FIJA has retained the legal services […]

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Media Releases | 09 Feb 2011

For Immediate Release: FIJA Considers Legal Action

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9 February 2011 For Immediate Release 280 words ***** FIJA Considers Legal Action FIJA Seeks Peaceful, Lawful Resolution of Rights Violations Pursuant to the Administrative Order issued by an Orlando, Florida judge banning FIJA volunteers from handing out educational literature at the Orlando Courthouse, FIJA director Iloilo Marguerite Jones announced today that FIJA would seek […]

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Media Releases | 08 Feb 2011

For Immediate Release: Peaceful Forbearance

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8 February 2011 For Immediate Release 141 words ********** Peaceful Forbearance FIJA is presently following Judge Belvin Perry’s unconstitutional administrative order while it is being challenged. Nobody serves the interests of FIJA, human rights, justice, or free speech by violating the administrative order, although the order clearly violates our human rights. Should anyone choose at […]

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Media Releases | 04 Feb 2011

For Immediate Release: Confusion in the Courts, Justice from Jurors

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4 February 2011 For Immediate Release 357 words ********** Confusion in the Courts, Justice from Jurors Conflicting interpretations of laws confuse people. Uninformed, undereducated judges who do not understand the law should resign rather than issue unlawful orders. During the past year, the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) has conducted a peaceful, orderly educational campaign […]

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