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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 10 Mar 2014

-Americans Can Protect Each Other with Jury Nullification

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Colorado state contact Alexander Daube asks: Can Americans Protect Each Other From Abusive Laws? We Americans are buried under a vast mountain of laws, and it is growing every year. With so many laws anyone can inadvertently violate one, falling prey to what is called “overcriminalization.” As CBN terms it in a video series titled: […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 10 Mar 2014

-Judicial Retribution Against Mongielo After Jury Acquits Him?

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We have been following the case of Lockport, New York business owner David Mongielo for over a year now, who faces a possible jail sentence allegedly for violating a town sign ordinance with a sign whose message changed too frequently. Mongielo was initially convicted of sign ordinance violations by a judge, but another judge overturned […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 07 Mar 2014

-Jury Finds Woman Not Guilty of Assaulting Officer

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Who do you suppose would have gotten the benefit of the doubt—even given the total lack of any evidence of wrongdoing—had government officials been the ultimate judges instead of an independent jury? Jury Finds Woman Not Guilty of Assaulting Officer A Lancaster County jury found a 32-year-old woman not guilty of assaulting a Lincoln police […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Mar 2014

-Jury Nullification Comments, Link to FIJA on Facebook Prompt Jury Tampering Charge

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In a case the defendant’s attorney says is motivated by the proximity of a March 18 primary election in which his client is a contender, Luke Lamb has been charged with unlawful communication with a juror for sharing a link to the FIJA website and making comments about jury nullification to someone who apparently requested […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Mar 2014

-Incarcerated Man Shares Insights with Jurors

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This letter from Ray Jasper, scheduled to be executed on March 19, is a part of a series entitled Letters from Death Row. Here we excerpt a short passage that is particularly informative for jurors, who should be aware as they deliberate the fate of a person accused of a crime the seriousness and severity […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Mar 2014

-U.S. Seeks Ruling in Terror Trial to Prevent Jury Nullification

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Last March, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, pleaded Not Guilty in a civilian court to conspiring to kill United States nationals. Additional charges were added to the indictment this past December of providing material support and resources to terrorists, and conspiracy to provide such support and resources. As the trial finally gets […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 04 Mar 2014

-Jury Acquits Minnesota Man of Filming Police

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In less than 90 minutes, a Minnesota jury acquitted Andrew Henderson of filming police and an ambulance crew. When Henderson refused to identify himself to a sheriff’s deputy, the deputy confiscated his camera. While the camera was in police custody, the video footage that he expected to use as evidence in his defense mysteriously disappeared. […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 04 Mar 2014

-Jurors: Beware of Being Too Cooperative

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What is with grand juries these days? A recent article in the Charlotte Observer mathematically analyzed the assembly line style of the Mecklenburg County grand jury- a meaningless process has become typical of today’s grand juries: Officer Kerrick’s indictment reveals grand jury debate During a single four-hour workday last week, a Mecklenburg County grand jury […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 03 Mar 2014

-Jury Nullification on the Progressive Radio Network

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Kirsten Tynan of the Fully Informed Jury Association and Poppy Sidhu, one of the Bellingham 3 charged with medical marijuana violations in Washington who has called for jury nullification, were recently interviewed on the Progressive Radio Network in the second segment of a program called Leid Stories by Utrice Leid. Our segment starts at about […]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification | 03 Mar 2014

-FIJA Speaks on Jury Nullification at the FREE HER Rally this Summer

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Please join FIJA at the FREE HER Rally, hosted by Families for Justice as Healing, on 21 June in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall. As FREE HER Rally participants call for an end to mass incarceration and commutations for those who do not belong in prison, we will be educating everyone about our OWN […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Feb 2014

-Jury Nullification Must Check Abusive Prosecutor Nullification

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I came across this scholarly paper in the Washington and Lee Law Review as I was looking for information on how many judges come from a prosecutorial background. While it doesn’t answer that question, it does address another important point that we as jury nullification advocates should be making. Often it is claimed that if […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Feb 2014

-Judges on Trial: Why Juries Are Crucial to Justice

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William Grigg reports on this gross miscarriage of justice, with the first ruling coming from a judge in a bench trial and the second ruling backing him up coming from another judge of the Arizona Appeals Court. Support Your Local Slave Patrol Phyllis Bear, a convenience store clerk from Arizona, called the police after a […]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification | 24 Feb 2014

-Derek Brommerich to Speak on the Power of the Individual Juror

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Derek Brommerich, of The Derek Brommerich Show podcast will speak on the power of the individual juror March 18, 2014 at 11:00 am for the Kiwanis Club at Culvers 4004 Silver Lake Rd. St. Anthony, MN Many thanks to Derek, who is driving quite a ways to give this talk about the power of the […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 21 Feb 2014

-Jury Refuses to Ruin Teen’s Life Over Tasteless Joke

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After just 45 minutes of deliberations, a jury today refused to ruin a teen’s life over his tasteless joke. North Attleboro High student found innocent in school threat trial Patrick Skrabec, who spent six days in jail over the Christmas holiday after his arrest, was found innocent of threatening to commit a crime and disturbing […]

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Jury Nullification | 21 Feb 2014

-The ‘Crime’ of Having a Hidden Compartment in Your Car

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No drugs? No problem! Cops in several states already can or hope soon to be able to arrest you simply for HAVING EMPTY SPACE in the car where you MIGHT be able to hide drugs EVEN IF YOU HAVEN’T! The ‘Crime’ of Having a Hidden Compartment in Your Car Last fall, Ohio state troopers pulled […]

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