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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Dec 2016

-My Birthday Wish List for FIJA!

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Kirsten Tynan, Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association here. Today is my birthday, and normally I would take today off. But as you read this I am in the midst of getting our 2017 Jury Rights Calendars in the mail to our 2016 donors. If you are one of our loyal donors, I […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 21 Sep 2016

-Mike Fellows, Montana FIJA State Contact, Died This Week

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It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the shocking news that Montana FIJA state contact Mike Fellows was killed in a car collision Monday night. Despite health problems that had recently seen him hospitalized, Mike had driven up to Seeley Lake from his home in Missoula to participate in a candidate […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Health Project &Jury Nullification | 13 Jul 2015

-Fellow Updates: Media Outreach, Jury Health Project

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Hello, FIJA supporters! Last month I introduced myself to you and explained a bit about my role at FIJA as the 2015 Summer Fellow. Today I’d like to give you an update on some of what I’ve been doing so far. Research for the Jury Health Project is well underway at this point, and I’ve […]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification | 19 Jun 2014

-FIJA Panel on Jury Nullification at Dudley Branch Library in Roxbury, MA

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Jurors Doing Justice: How to Protect Civil Liberties and Promote Social Justice through Conscientious Acquittal Dudley Branch Library 65 Warren St. Roxbury, MA Thursday, 19 June at 6:00 pm The Massachusetts Department of Corrections reports that over the last decade its prison population increased by 9%. More than eight black people and more than six […]

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Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 06 May 2014

-Support FIJA Through Give Local America

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Today FIJA is participating in the Give Local America day of giving, and we would appreciate your support! Give Local America is a national day of giving working to make history as the single largest online giving day. As part of our spring fundraising campaign, and as an outreach activity to new potential constituents, FIJA […]

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Jury Nullification | 15 Apr 2014

-New FIJA Facebook Page

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There has long been a Facebook page set up in our name, to which we have been pointing people. The problem is that it hasn’t been very useful. We assume it was started by an enthusiastic supporter several years ago, but we haven’t been able to contact them to get admin access to the page. […]

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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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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 09 Nov 2013

-Support for Jury Nullification on Display in D.C.

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Joe Wolverton discusses in this article in The New American the billboards on display in Washington, D.C. informing everyone that “Good jurors nullify bad laws”. Wolverton points out that, despite prosecutors’ displeasure with this educational effort, jury nullification is not new and, indeed, is a fundamental element of our legal system. Support for Jury Nullification […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist | 01 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification Billboards Seen in and around DC Metro Stops

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Take a few minutes today to watch and share this interview on the local Washington, DC affiliate with Jim Babb regarding the ads placed in and around DC Metro stops we alerted you to a couple of weeks ago. Jim spearheaded the effort to place these ads which direct people to Google “jury nullification” and […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2013

-A Jury Rights Day Message from FIJA National

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Happy Jury Rights Day! We are hearing great reports from Jury Rights Day events across the country, and we look forward to sharing those with you soon. In the meantime, we have a Jury Rights Day message from FIJA National in which we challenge you to create 3 new jurors this Jury Rights Day! We […]

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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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Job Opportunities | 11 Apr 2013

-Request for Proposals: FIJA Web Manager

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Fully Informed Jury Association Web Manager Request for Proposals 11 April 2013 Project Summary The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) maintains the website FIJA.org to educate the public about jurors’ full legal authority in defending human rights. It also has social media presence via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and VideoJug to further this mission. FIJA […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 20 Dec 2012

Jurors Shouldn’t Wait for States to Nullify!

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Jury nullification and FIJA get a nice mention in this article in The Guardian Express about state nullification. Can States Nullify Federal Law? Juries have the right to nullify bad laws by finding a person accused of violating a bad law not guilty. Famous cases of jury nullification included an abolitionist accused of harboring fugitive […]

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FIJActivist &Volunteer | 16 Nov 2012

Faces of FIJA Needed!

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We are working on the next edition of our newsletter, The American Juror. In this edition, we will be featuring “Faces of FIJA”, and we are asking for your participation. FIJA invites all of our state contacts, speakers, and activists, to submit photos of themselves along with their names and locations. We hope you will […]

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Jury Nullification | 25 Oct 2012

Shall one attempt to get out of jury duty, or to get on jury duty, and why?

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An interesting discussion has begun here: https://fija.org/forums/index.php?topic=1838.msg2898#new Please read and comment.  What is your take?  Get on the jury and protect a neighbor, or get out of jury duty because you consider it slavery, and leave the person fend without your ethical certainty?

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