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Jury Nullification | 16 Sep 2014

-Jury Nullification Sure Sounds Like a Right

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There is no shortage of government officials and others opposed to the right of jury nullification who try to define it out of existence by revamping the rhetoric to call it a power or an ability instead of a right. In this letter to the editor in the Concord Monitor, Michael Hulser makes short work [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 15 Sep 2014

-Marijuana Legalization in Colorado Gained Steam from Jury Nullification

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In this very short video, criminal defense attorney Chad Moody educates Oklahoma marijuana activists that “the marijuana movement writ large really began to gain steam when juries began nullifying in marijuana cases.” He explains what jury nullification is and how jurors can use it to uphold justice when the political system is not sufficiently responsive. [...]

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History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification &Myths and Misconceptions | 15 Sep 2014

-Jury Myths and Misconceptions: Can Jurors Be Punished for Jury Nullification Verdicts?

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This is part of a series of responses to myths, misconceptions, and misstatements about jury issues, including jury nullification and juror education outreach. There are no lawyers on FIJA’s staff or board of directors, and FIJA does not provide legal advice. These observations are provided for educational purposes and do not in any way constitute [...]

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Jury Nullification | 11 Sep 2014

-Numerous Calls for Jury Nullification for Shaneen Allen

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress. This post is provide for informational and educational purposes only. As we reported recently, Evan Nappen, the defense attorney in the prosecution of gun owner Shaneen Allen has publicly mentioned jury nullification as an option that jurors have in his client’s case. More and [...]

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Function of Juries &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification | 06 Sep 2014

-Jurors Wield Power to Judge the Law

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The Richmond County Daily Journal follows up its Jury Rights Day coverage with an informative and insightful editorial on jurors’ ability to conscientiously acquit via jury nullification. OUR VIEW: Jurors wield power to judge the law Jury duty. It’s the setup to innumerable punchlines, a civic chore that some people dread and many try to [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-7 Films for Jury Rights Day

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For more than 20 years since founding it in 1991, the Fully Informed Jury Association has celebrated Jury Rights Day as our signature event on September 5 each year. Jury Rights Day commemorates the conscientious acquittal of William Penn, who stood trial in 1670 for violating England’s Conventicle Act by publicly preaching the Quaker religion. [...]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-Jury Rights Day: Jury Nullification Outreach in Asheville, North Carolina

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We’ve got our first report from the field today. This comes from Charlie Sean reporting on some very successful jury nullification outreach at the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville, North Carolina: Todd (Freedom Fighterswnc), Jason Humes and I met up with Betty Jackson and Clarence Young from Fully Informed Jury Association at Buncombe County Courthouse [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-Jury Nullification Keeps Government in Check

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FIJA New Hampshire State Contact Dick Marple is educating New Hampshire today about jury nullification and Jury Rights Day with this informative editorial in the Concord Monitor. Thank you, Dick! My Turn: Jury nullification keeps government in check Today, we celebrate Jury Rights Day. It was on this day in 1670 that Quaker William Penn [...]

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Function of Juries &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-When Jurors Judge the Law

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Jury Rights Day and specifically the outreach event in Asheville are getting some news coverage in North Carolina! Richmond County Daily Journal reporter William Toler has written up an excellent article on the occasion: When Jurors Judge the Law Despite being fined and imprisoned, a jury refused to follow the judge’s order to return a [...]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day &Volunteer | 04 Sep 2014

-Online Volunteer Training for Courthouse Outreach

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Will you be doing courthouse outreach tomorrow on Jury Rights Day? Are you or are you planning to be involved in an ongoing courthouse outreach campaign? We have put together a brief training video, just under a half hour long, that we invite you to review before you go out. Doing FIJA outreach at courthouses [...]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 29 Aug 2014

-Utah Juror Educators Training in Salt Lake City

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If you are in or near Salt Lake City this weekend, please join us for juror outreach training and organizing for Jury Rights Day outreach events. Utah Juror Educators Training Saturday, 30 August 2014, 3:00 pm Mountain Salt Lake City Library Conference Room A 210 E 400 S Salt Lake City, UT Kirsten Tynan of [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 27 Aug 2014

-FIJA Educates about Jury Nullification on Jury Rights Day

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Fully Informed Jury Association Educates about Jury Nullification on Jury Rights Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Jurors’ rights educators around the country, in conjunction with the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), will celebrate Jury Rights Day on September 5 by educating their communities about jury nullification. Founded in 1991, [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 14 Aug 2014

-Questions for Legislative Candidates about Jury Nullification and Jurors’ Rights

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Because yesterday’s set of questions for judicial candidates was so popular, we asked FIJA co-founder and board member Don Doig to please write up a similar list of suggested questions for legislative candidates. We share his response here for anyone who is interested in quizzing their local legislative candidates about jury nullification and related court [...]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 Aug 2014

-Questions for Judicial Candidates about Jury Nullification and Jurors’ Rights

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We recently had an inquiry from someone with 3 judges up for election in his area. He asked if we had any suggestions for hard-hitting questions to see if the candidates love liberty and the Constitution. FIJA co-founder and board member Don Doig provided the following response, which we share here for anyone else who [...]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 06 Aug 2014

-Jury Trial for Philly Mom Prosecuted for Gun in New Jersey

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It appears that the case of Shaneen Allen, a Philadelphia woman arrested when she reportedly carried a firearm legally owned in Pennsylvania into New Jersey and was pulled over for a traffic violation, is headed toward trial. Ms. Allen is a mother of two who purchased a handgun for personal protection after being robbed twice. [...]

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