Adam Kokesh, who previously committed himself to pursue a jury nullification strategy against gun and drug charges, has reportedly taken a plea deal and been released from incarceration pending sentencing. According to a video on his YouTube channel, Kokesh faces a possible maximum of 7 1/2 years incarceration. News reports say his sentencing is currently [...]
Archive for the Tag 'jurors’ rights'
A lone holdout juror who maintained a Not Guilty vote has hung the jury in the case of the IRS vs. Doreen Hendrickson. We have heard that this case involved specific jury instructions explicitly telling jurors not only that they were to accept the law as the judge gave it to them, but also that [...]
FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress, but we do track cases in which jury nullification may play a role. In this opinion piece for the News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, John T. “Jack” Hall compares the cases of the Moral Monday protestors to that of John Peter Zenger, [...]
Professor Paul Butler does a great job discussing the power of jurors conscientiously to say Not Guilty, even if the law was technically broken, in this NPR interview spurred by the billboards placed in Washington, D.C. Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle In response to former prosecutor Jeffrey Cramer’s argument against jury nullification, Butler says: [...]
Robert Boyson of Hope Township, Pennsylvania, educates Lehigh Valley readers with this letter to the editor arguing for fully informed juries, pointing out the double standard at work when legal officials insist the jury be kept in the dark and strictly follow orders: LETTER: Jury system could use some changes Every common rule for juror [...]
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 [...]
Yesterday a jury took just over an hour to acquit suspended Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch, who was accused of improperly freeing a man carrying a concealed weapon. Finch says he released the unfortunate arrest victim, who had harmed nor threatened nobody, because the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution takes precedent over local [...]
Congratulations to the volunteers behind the Metro billboard in the Judiciary Square station in Washington, DC for making the Washington Post! Billboard advocating jury nullification concerns local prosecutors Prospective jurors who take the subway to D.C. Superior Court and exit near the National Building Museum see these words: “Good jurors nullify bad laws” and “You [...]
Liberty activists around the country have come together for a general education outreach campaign this fall in Washington, D.C. They raised cash and Bitcoin to purchase advertising in the Washington, D.C. Metro facilities, and developed the backlit advertising display you see here located at Judiciary Square on the red line. These ads encourage everyone to [...]
A Fort Collins, Colorado jury has refused to convict a disabled man for being noncooperative with police while in a disoriented state while he was just coming out of a seizure in which he suffered a head injury. While apparently nobody was either hurt or threatened during the incident, it appears that armed police officers [...]
Kirsten Tynan will join Tayra Antolick for the Truth Attack Hour Tuesday, 8 October, at 6:00 pm Eastern. We will be discussing the full power of the jury, including the authority of jury nullification, and its use in pushing back against government overreach and violation of human rights and liberty.
FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress. We do, however, track cases where jury nullification may play a role. Adam Kokesh was arrested for victimless offenses after posting to YouTube a video of himself apparently loading a shotgun on Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on the Fourth of July. In the [...]
Morgan Walker reports on MSNBC.com on the sheer failure that is the United States’ 40-year war on drugs. The numbers document an incredible waste: -more than $1 trillion of taxpayer earnings wasted -37 million people incarcerated (and many more innocents’ lives destroyed because of that) for nonviolent drug offenses -rate of drug use by high [...]
Many thanks and a BIG congratulations to FIJA state contact Don Bird for his Jury Rights Day outreach in Red Bluff, which was then covered by the Red Bluff Daily News. Tehama County Man Touts Jury Rights Day With his own date in court to challenge the legal system a few weeks away activist Don [...]
We’ll be posting lots of pictures, reports, etc. from Jury Rights Day activities this week. We kick off with this 31 August 2013 radio interview with Frank Turney and Joshua Bennett on Fairbanks, Alaska’s local talk radio station KFAR 660: Patriots’ Lament Discusses the Jury (.mp3) Thanks, Frank and Joshua, for once again reaching out [...]