Most Fridays we bring you a jury-related video to share with friends and family, but this week we’re mixing it up a bit. The Fully Informed Jury Association invites you to participate in our jury rights video contest in conjunction with Jury Rights Day 2011. We’re asking you to make a video to help get [...]
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As I’m posting this, the following article is third from the top on TechDirt’s home page. Even more people are learning about jury nullification! Judge Bans Handing (Factual) Pamphlets To Jurors; Raising First Amendment Issues Apparently, there’s a group called the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) — which seems like a pretty good idea. Why [...]
Judge bans leaflets meant to influence jurors at courthouses Ninth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Belvin Perry signed the Florida Administrative Court Order in response to representatives of the national non-profit organization Fully Informed Jury Association handing out pamphlets outside the Orange County Courthouse, according to a story in The Orlando Sentinel. The organization advocates “jury [...]
Judge Perry’s unconstitutional administrative order is having exactly the opposite effect of his intent. Rather than stopping jurors from learning about their authority when serving on juries, FIJA’s message has been picked up by yet another local media source, The Orlando Sentinel: Judge’s order bans jury pamphlets, sparking free-speech debate A passage with discussion by [...]
4 February 2011 For Immediate Release 357 words ********** Confusion in the Courts, Justice from Jurors Conflicting interpretations of laws confuse people. Uninformed, undereducated judges who do not understand the law should resign rather than issue unlawful orders. During the past year, the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) has conducted a peaceful, orderly educational campaign [...]
On Thursday, 3 February 2011, FIJA sent on FIJA letterhead via United States Postal Service certified mail, the following questions to Florida Judge Blevin Perry, Jr., to Florida Governor Rick Scott, and to Attorney General Pam Bondi:Questions for Florida Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., Governor Rick Scott, and Attorney General Pam Bondi (pdf) The letter, [...]
This week’s Freedom Friday video features FIJA Florida representative James Cox on Orlando’s WFTV news discussing the unlawful order issued by Judge Blevin Perry, Jr. a few days ago stifling freedom of speech. According to the news report, Judge Perry says that our outreach efforts in the area have been effective! Please post the following [...]
Tonight Florida FIJA representative James Cox will be in Orlando, Florida doing an interview with Channel 9 News (WFTV) about this unconstitutional administrative order governing expressive conduct toward summoned jurors in Orange and Osceola counties. If you wish to attend please contact James at 727.386.9192.
As we announced yesterday, a Florida judge has issued an unlawful order in violation of free speech rights in an attempt to prevent jurors from learning about their rights and responsibilities in delivering justice when serving on a jury. We ask that ALL FIJA educational outreach efforts for Florida be put on hold while we [...]
On Rushing to the Barricades … On the matter of the reactive federal judge in Florida, and his silly order… Dear Impatient FIJA Friends, Bless you for your courage, for your impatience, and for your decent sense of outrage. Please think a moment about how much we might gain, and how easily we could lose [...]
Very late last night, the FIJA office got word that our ongoing educational outreach campaign in Florida has gotten a judge’s attention. From James Cox: Hello Ilo, On my way to talk to the students at USF today, I received a phone call from Anthony Colarossi, Senior Reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. Mr. Colarossi started [...]
This week FIJA activist Skip Robinson, who is involved in our Florida campaign, discusses the importance of jury nullification in delivering justice to defendants who have harmed nobody. Skip encourages you to take an hour a month, an hour a week, or whatever you can to educate potential jurors about their right to vote Not [...]
For Immediate Release (250 words) 23 December 2010 FIJA Applauds Veto by Missoula Jury Pool Iloilo Marguerite Jones, Executive Director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), applauds actions of the Missoula jury pool, but not the government label of “mutiny.” Jury veto, or jury nullification, is the lawful vote of the People to prevent [...]
FIJA activists are working on identifying a vicinage for any potential trial involving Julian Assange in order to conduct general educational outreach to the entire community. We encourage all FIJA activists to coordinate efforts in FIJA’s State News and Activists Discussion Forum. FIJA encourages all human rights activists to conduct educational outreach in a non-confrontational [...]
It is each and every juror’s right and responsibility to render a verdict according to his or her conscience. This right has been used powerfully through history by jurors who have refused to convict their neighbors when they have broken unjust laws. In this week’s featured video, Maine Freedom Watchdogs explain how we, as jurors, [...]