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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 13 Apr 2015

-Is Juror Skepticism of Police Testimony on the Rise?

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In the wake of numerous, high-profile cases involving questionable police conduct, are jurors becoming more skeptical of testimony from law enforcement? Beth Hundsdorfer reports in the Belleville News-Democrat that jurors may be the case in St. Clair County, Illinois. St. Clair County is part of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area, along with Ferguson, Missouri, […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 07 Jan 2015

-Jury Finds Man Not Guilty of Weapons Charge

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This week a jury acquitted Reuben F. Hairston of being a felon in possession of a weapon that apparently spent only a couple of minutes in his car and without his knowledge. Jury finds man not guilty of weapons charge In April 2012, Hairston gave two men a ride, but the two men asked to […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 24 Oct 2014

-Jury Nullification Advocate Luke Lamb Found NOT GUILTY

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Yesterday, a jury unanimously stood in defense of juror educators’ right to share general education information about jury nullification and the Fully Informed Jury Association on Facebook, in delivering a Not Guilty verdict in the case of Luke Lamb. Greene County, Illinois board member Lamb was charged with unlawful communication with a juror after his […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 24 Sep 2014

-Jury Nullification Educator Called for Jury Duty on Date of His Own Trial

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We’ve previously brought you news about the case of Luke Lamb, charged with felony unlawful communication with a juror over comments he made on his Facebook page, including providing a link to the FIJA website, to someone who requested information on jury nullification. The person who made the request happened to be a juror at […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 09 Jul 2014

-Jury Nullification Educator’s Case Continues

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We have an update on the Luke Lamb case, which had an 18 June 2014 hearing for the defendant’s Motion to Reconsider his Motion to Dismiss. Lamb is being pursued by Greene County, Illinois officials for alleged unlawful communication with a juror, but his attorney says the charge is a politically-motivated tactic wielded against Lamb […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2014

-Lamb Seeks Dismissal of Felony Charge for Jury Nullification Posting on Facebook

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We brought you news several months ago of so-called jury tampering accusations leveled against Luke Lamb, for allegedly sharing on Facebook a link to the FIJA website and making comments about jury nullification to someone who apparently requested the information. Patrick A. Watts, an attorney for Lamb with the Sturycz Watts law firm, issued a […]

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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 &Volunteer | 09 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSE OUTREACH

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, activists Mike Kalas and Dreadsen discuss their outreach efforts near the Cook County Courthouse in Chicago, IL. They explain the basics of jury nullification and its importance in protecting defendants from punishment under unjust or unjustly applied laws. Thanks to everyone who helped educate the residents of Cook County! […]

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