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Jury Nullification | 18 Aug 2015

-Witnesses Needed Regarding Protests at Denver Courthouse

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Yesterday FIJA and two other plaintiffs filed a complaint and a motion for preliminary injunction to bar the Denver Police Department from making additional arrests for handing out jury nullification information. After the two recent arrests of Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt for sharing such literature, we and other activists are chilled in our willingness [...]

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FIJA in the News &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 17 Aug 2015

-FIJA Seeks Injunction Against Denver Arrests for Free Speech

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FIJA Seeks Injunction Against Denver Arrests for Free Speech FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) has signed on as a plaintiff to a complaint seeking an injunction to bar the Denver Police Department from any further arrests at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse of juror rights educators [...]

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Jury Nullification | 14 Aug 2015

-Are Your Jury Nullification Outreach Efforts Being Chilled in Denver?

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Call to All Colorado Juror Rights Educators If you have been considering doing juror rights outreach in Denver, Colorado but your willingness to exercise your First Amendment-protected right to do so has been chilled due to the threat of arrest, especially in light of the recent arrests of Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt, we would [...]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification | 14 Aug 2015

-Jury Nullification Case is First Amendment Issue

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We understand that the Denver District Attorney will be subpoenaed in connection with the recent arrests of two juror rights educators in Denver, Colorado. Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt have been charged with seven counts each of alleged jury tampering, simply for distributing information on jury nullification. Iannicelli and Brandt are being harassed by the [...]

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Jury Nullification | 12 Aug 2015

-Denver DA Doubles Down on Jury Nullification Arrests

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A second juror rights educator has been arrested this past weekend in Denver. According to another press release from the Denver DA’s office, Eric Brandt is also charged with seven counts of alleged jury tampering. This morning I requested the charging document and probable cause statement from the contact person listed on the press release, [...]

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History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification | 05 Aug 2015

-John Adams’ Notes on the Right of Jury Nullification

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The above graphic features a famous quote from John Adams regarding the right—and duty—of jury nullification in accordance with a juror’s best judgment and conscience. But where does it come from? At a FIJA supporter’s request, I tracked it down and now the source material has found a home on the FIJA website here: From [...]

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Jury Nullification | 04 Aug 2015

-Updates on Mark Iannicelli Arrest for Jury Nullification Education

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Since the Denver DA issued a press release on the arrest last week of Mark Ianicelli for handing out jury nullification flyers, I gave the contact person listed therein a call this morning to see about getting more information on the case. She forwarded me the Complaint and Information as well as the Probable Cause [...]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 31 Jul 2015

-How Jury Nullification Played into the Carriker Acquittal

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I had a long, post-acquittal chat yesterday with Joe Grumbine of The Human Solution International regarding the dramatic and very encouraging acquittal of Kyler Carriker in Wichita, Kansas. Joe attended much of the trial in person and shared many insights as to how jury nullification played into this case. By way of a brief summary [...]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 30 Jul 2015

-Jury Nullification for Carriker in Ridiculous Felony Murder Case

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I got news this afternoon from Joe Grumbine of The Human Solution International of a Not Guilty verdict in the case of Kyler Carriker, accused of felony murder. “This whole case was about jury nullification and bad law,” Joe reports. Carriker was not involved with the killing, but was charged under a state law that [...]

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Jury Nullification | 28 Jul 2015

-Man Sharing Jury Nullification Information Arrested in Denver

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We got word yesterday from Occupy Denver that jury rights educator Mark Iannicelli was arrested while handing out jury nullification literature at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver and charged with jury tampering. Occupier Mark Iannicelli charged with jury tampering for distributing fliers about jury nullification at courthouse Soft-spoken activist Mark Iannicelli sits in the Denver [...]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 19 Jul 2015

-Colorado Jury Says No to State’s Marijuana DUI Limit

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A Denver medical marijuana patient has been acquitted by a jury of a marijuana-related DUI after being pulled over for having an expired license plate tag—not for unsafe driving. She identified herself as a medical marijuana patient when the officer who pulled her over indicated that he smelled marijuana. A blood test indicated a THC [...]

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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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History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification | 15 Jun 2015

-Know Your Roots, Know Your Jury Rights

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Happy Magna Carta Day! Today marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215 at Runnymede. Now that I’m getting the hang of this after a couple of short broadcasts, I invite everyone to join us at 8 past the hour throughout the day for a series of short broadcasts on [...]

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Jury Nullification | 12 Jun 2015

-Queer Liberation and Jury Nullification

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It’s June, and for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, that means it’s Pride month. All around the world throughout June, pride parades and pride festivals celebrate our identities, our lives, our culture, our progress in smashing stigmas, and our resistance to oppression. That last part, resistance, is absolutely crucial. Pride is [...]

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Jury Nullification | 12 Jun 2015

-Nathan Goodman to Serve as FIJA Fellow

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Hello, FIJA supporters! My name is Nathan Goodman, and I will be joining the Fully Informed Jury Association this summer as a Fellow, conducting research for FIJA’s new Jury Health Project. I’ll be studying various issues related to the right to trial by jury as they vary across the federal, state, and Washington, DC court [...]

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