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Waco Anti-Corruption Protest
17 January 2016
8th St. over I-35
Waco, TX

FIJA volunteer Bob Smilie invites all juror rights educators to bring a sign or banner to wave educating people about conscientious acquittal to the Waco Anti-Corruption Protest. It takes just one juror and two words to fight corruption!

For more information, contact Bob Smilie at

Waco Gun Show
23-24 January 2016
Extraco Events Center
4601 Bosque Blvd.
Waco, TX

FIJA volunteer Bob Smilie and others will host an information table at this gun show. They will distribute free FIJA materials as well as answer questions for those who stop by the table to learn about jurors’ rights and responsibilities. There is an admission fee for this event.

For more information, contact Bob Smilie at



Juries and Jury Nullification in Law and Practice
2 April 2016, 9:30-10:45 am Mountain
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 53rd Annual Meeting
Sheraton Downtown Denver
Governor’s Square 17
1550 Court Pl.
Denver, CO

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FIJA will be participating in the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences on a panel entitled “Juries and Jury Nullification in Law and Practice”. Our panel is scheduled for Saturday, 2 April 2016 at 9:30 am in Governor’s Square 17.

We have an excellent lineup as follows:
Panel Chair: Roger Roots, J.D., Ph.D.

Six of One, Three Quarters of a Dozen of the Other: Jury Size, Jury Unanimity, and the Justice of Criminal Verdicts
by Kirsten Tynan, Fully Informed Jury Association

The Colorado Method of Jury Selection in a Capital Case
by David Lane, Killmer, Lane & Newman

How Jury Nullification Is Typically Misunderstood by Lawyers and Judges
by Paul Grant, Attorney at Law and FIJA Advisory Board member

The Government Crackdown on Fully Informed Juries
by Roger Roots, Lysander Spooner University and FIJA Advisory Board member

Paid registration for the conference is required for this event.


How to Save a Life with Just Two Words
8-10 April 2016
Libertarian Party of Texas 2016 State Convention
Norris Conference Center
Park North Shopping Center
618 NW Loop 410 #207
San Antonio, TX

FIJA executive director Kirsten Tynan will speak about the juror’s traditional, legal authority to conscientiously acquit through jury nullification and about the impact of various changes to the jury system on its role in protecting individual rights. Her goal is to teach everyone something new in this talk, with special emphasis on jury issues in Texas. Even if you think you already know all there is to know about juries and jury nullification, there is probably still something you can learn from this talk! FIJA is an educational organization and does not endorse or oppose any party, platform, candidate, piece of legislation, or citizens’ initiative.

Paid registration for the conference is required for this event.


Past Events in 2016

The Bill Meyer Show
7 January 2016, 8:35 am Mountain
Medford, OR

Kirsten Tynan of FIJA will join Bill Meyer on The Bill Meyer Show around 8:35 am Mountain time to discuss the Hammond cases in Oregon and what they have to do with fully informed juries. The show is broadcast live in Medford, Oregon on FM 106.7 or AM 1440, or click here to listen live online from wherever you are located.