Magna Carta Club

June 2015 marked the 800th anniversary of the sealing Magna Carta. In 1215, landowners presented the Magna Carta to King John as an ultimatum in response to his despotic behavior, best characterized by his statement that “The law is in my mouth.” Magna Carta recognizes principles of due process, separation of powers, rights to a fair trial, and the supremacy of the rule of law over the power of kings and other rulers.

In celebration of more than eight centuries of the rule of law as opposed to the rule of kings, donors making a monthly recurring donation of $10 or more (or an annual donation of $120 or more) will be listed in our Magna Carta Club.

As a Magna Carta Club member, you are entitled to:
public recognition on our website (only with your express permission) as a member of our Magna Carta Club
● a subscription to FIJA’s newsletter
● advance copies of all other new FIJA printed materials
● exclusive emails periodically throughout the year documenting specific cases of jury nullification, both historic and modern

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William Penn Society

One of the earliest and most notable cases of jury nullification was the trial of William Penn in 1670. Penn was prosecuted for publicly preaching the Quaker religion at a time when it was illegal to publicly preach any other than the state-approved religion. His jurors withstood imprisonment—and even denial of food and water—by the judge, who desperately tried to coerce them into delivering a Guilty verdict. The judge failed to achieve the desired result, and when the jurors appealed their punishment to a higher court, the higher court ruled that jurors could not be punished for their verdicts, regardless of what they decided.

To commemorate the famous jury nullification in the 1670 trial of William Penn, donors making a monthly recurring donation of $16.70 or more (or an annual donation of $200 or more) will be listed in our William Penn Society.

As a William Penn Society member, you are entitled to:
public recognition on our website (only with your express permission) as a member of the William Penn Society
● a subscription to FIJA’s newsletter
● advance copies of all other new FIJA printed materials
● exclusive emails periodically throughout the year documenting specific cases of jury nullification, both historic and modern
● advance sneak peaks at FIJA projects, including upcoming ebooks, papers for our Jury Health Project, infographics in development, our timeline of jury history, and more!

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Leadership Circle

In gratitude for your critical leadership in sustaining and expanding FIJA’s work, donors who contribute $500 or more annually will be listed in our Leadership Circle.

As a Leadership Circle member, you are entitled to:
public recognition on our website (only with your express permission) as a member of the Leadership Circle
● a subscription to FIJA’s newsletter
● advance copies of all other new FIJA printed materials
● exclusive emails periodically throughout the year documenting specific cases of jury nullification, both historic and modern
● advance sneak peaks at FIJA projects, including upcoming ebooks, papers for our Jury Health Project, infographics in development, our timeline of jury history,
● a quarterly report from the director regarding FIJA’s ongoing activities, events, accomplishments, and progress,
● invitations to online VIP events, and more!

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