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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 28 May 2015

-Supreme Court to Consider Exclusion of Black Jurors in Death Penalty Case

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This week the United States Supreme Court accepted for consideration the case of Foster v. Humphrey, regarding Georgia prosecutors’ use of peremptory challenges to strike every black juror in the jury pool in the defendant’s case. Then 18-year-old, black defendant Timothy Tyrone Foster went on to be convicted of the murder of a white woman […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 01 Apr 2015

-Georgia Judge Informs Jury of Mandatory Sentence

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Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob recently took the all too uncommon but highly commendable step of informing jurors of the mandatory minimum punishment she would be forced to impose on the defendant if they convicted him of armed robbery. In this case, the defendant was facing a mandatory minimum sentence of life in […]

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Jury Nullification | 27 Feb 2013

-Update on Georgia’s Fully Informed Jury Bill

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FIJA national is a non-political, strictly educational organization. We do not support or oppose any piece of legislation. However, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. We have come across a mention of the Fully Informed Jury bill currently going through the legislative process in Georgia: Doug Holt: Heading into intense […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 16 Jan 2013

-Rep. Gregory Files Bill on Jurors’ Rights (Georgia)

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Note: While FIJA national does not take any position regarding any piece of legislation, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. News of the jurors’ rights bill we are tracking in Georgia is now being reported in the local media. From The Marietta Daily Journal: Rep. Gregory Files Bill on Jurors’ […]

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Jury Nullification | 08 Jan 2013

-Montana and Georgia State Fully Informed Jury Bills

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FIJA national is a non-political, strictly educational organization. We do not support or oppose any piece of legislation. However, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. We are now aware of proposed informed jury measures in two states in process in the current legislative session. Bill Draft #LC1449, with short title […]

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Function of Juries | 30 Mar 2011

Another Sad Reminder of the Important Role of Independent Juries

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On this week’s edition of This American Life, host Ira Glass delves into the cases of three victims of Glynn County Georgia Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams’ drug court in Episode 430: Very Tough Love: This week: A drug court program that we believe is run differently from every other drug court in the country, […]

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