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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 24 Oct 2014

-New Hampshire Supreme Court Nullifies Jury Nullification Statute

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24 October 2014 New Hampshire Supreme Court Nullifies Jury Nullification Statute FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT— The New Hampshire Supreme Court today issued its ruling in the appeal of the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Rich Paul, largely nullifying the law as a jury nullification statute. The court […]

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Jury Nullification | 14 Oct 2012

Jury Nullification Continues to Gain Traction Across the United States

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If We the People have a Constitution, then our rights should continue to foster the cause of liberty and strike down laws which violate that foundation, otherwise we will inadvertently give power to the tyranny of the majority. The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), who would probably agree with the aforementioned critique, is a group […]

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Jury Nullification | 29 Sep 2012

Jury Nullification Alive and Well

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Linda Bentley of Arizona’s Sonoran News discusses historical and modern uses of jury nullification. Jury nullification alive and well On June 18, 2012, N.H. Governor John Lynch signed into law HB146, which permits the defense in all criminal proceedings to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 25 Sep 2012

Lawyers: ‘Nullify’ to be common refrain in criminal court cases

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Lawyers: ‘Nullify’ to be common refrain in criminal court cases Criminal defense attorneys predict New Hampshire jurors routinely will be told they have the right to find someone innocent even if the state proves its case because New Hampshire has passed what appears to be the nation’s first “jury nullification” law. Earlier this month, a […]

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Jury Nullification | 19 Sep 2012

Jury Clears NH Man of Felony Pot Charge

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Nearly a week after the fact, the New Hampshire Union Leader is finally reporting on last week’s jury nullification in Doug Darrell’s case: Jury clears NH man of felony pot charge A Belknap County Superior Court jury cleared a Barnstead resident of a felony drug charge last week, siding with a defense lawyer who encouraged […]

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FIJA in the News &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

New Hampshire Jury Nullifies Felony Marijuana Case

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It’s interesting how widely ignored last week’s New Hampshire jury nullification has been in the mainstream media so far. However, we have found several more mentions of it in various news sources on the web. We will continue to post links to coverage of this case as we come across them. New Hampshire Jury Nullifies […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 14 Sep 2012

New Hampshire Jury Acquits Pot-Growing Rastafarian

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Jacob Sullum of Reason.com reports on a notable case of jury nullification yesterday in New Hampshire: New Hampshire Jury Acquits Pot-Growing Rastafarian A jury unanimously acquitted Doug Darrell, a 59-year-old Rastafarian charged with marijuana cultivation, after his lawyer, Mark Sisti, argued that a conviction would be unjust in light of the fact that Darrell was […]

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