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Jury Nullification | 24 May 2013

-Gun Control Law Sparks Protest Outside New York Capitol

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Jury nullification makes a prominent appearance in the public discourse again this week in the state of New York, where activists are continuing to protest the state’s so-called “SAFE Act”. The act created numerous additional victimless violations and increased sentences for other victimless violations. While activists are working to amend or repeal the measure, Rob […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 23 May 2013

-Kirsten Tynan Interview on Jury Nullification on WFLA Tomorrow

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Friday, 24 May 2013 7:30 am Eastern 104.5 FM WFLA in Orlando, FL Kirsten Tynan will be talking about jury nullification with Scott Duncan live on 104.5 FM WFLA in Orlando, FL. Tune in locally or listen live online from anywhere to learn more about jurors’ role in protecting our rights by refusing to enforce […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 May 2013

-San Diego Mayor Filner Urges Jury Nullification

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We have more news this morning that FIJA’s educational outreach efforts are paying off through the hard work of activists nationwide, this time from San Diego, California: Filner Urges ‘Jury Nullification’ In Medical Pot Dispensary Case San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has injected himself into a federal criminal case against the operator of a medical […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 16 May 2013

-Jury Nullification: Your Right and Duty to Acquit

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Thanks to Bill St. Clair for this article from End the War on Freedom discussing jury nullification as a right and duty of jurors when a just verdict requires it: Your Right and Duty to Acquit If you serve on a jury in a criminal trial, the judge will likely tell you that his job […]

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Jury Nullification | 14 May 2013

-Rich Paul Plans Appeal in Jury Nullification Case

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Free Keene has posted a letter from recently convicted marijuana activist Rich Paul sent from jail. In the letter, he discusses his plans for an appeal based in part on the instructions against jury nullification given by the judge to the jury. Rich Paul needs your help with his appeal My spirits remain high, despite […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 May 2013

-FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association) and Juror Rights

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Louis R. Jasikoff and John DiLiberto of the Wilkes-Barre Independent Gazette recently delivered a letter to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania judges inquiring into their views on jury nullification. The letter reads, in part: FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association) and Juror Rights Our question to each of you is simple and straight to the point. Where do […]

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Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 02 May 2013

-Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick Seeks to Prevent Montana Jurors from Being Fully Informed

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2 May 2013 Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick Seeks to Prevent Montana Jurors from Being Fully Informed FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick recently filed a Motion in Limine in a Park County, Montana court in the case of The State of Montana v. Joel Elmer […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 18 Apr 2013

-Judge in Rich Paul Case Undermines Jury Nullification Law with Misinformation in Jury Instructions

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18 April 2013 Judge in Rich Paul Case Undermines Informed Jury Law with Misinformation in Jury Instructions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—A Cheshire County, New Hampshire jury convicted local marijuana and liberty activist Rich Paul today on five felony counts of victimless drug charges. Paul had disputed one of the charges […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Apr 2013

-Rich Paul Found Guilty on All Counts Despite Jury Nullification Defense

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We have word that, after deliberating for about 3 hours, the jury returned Guilty verdicts on all five counts in the Rich Paul case this week in New Hampshire. It seems as though the judge in this case gave the jurors some misinformation in his instructions to the jury, stating that they must follow the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 16 Apr 2013

-FIJA Interview with Rich Paul on Jury Nullification

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Yesterday the Fully Informed Jury Association spoke with Rich Paul, a New Hampshire man accused of multiple counts of victimless drug offenses who is pursuing a jury nullification strategy in his trial. Paul openly acknowledges sales of several ounces of marijuana and one sale of a compound that’s legal (which has apparently been misidentified by […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 15 Apr 2013

-Jury Nullification Sought by Marijuana Activist

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More on the Rich Paul trial, which takes place tomorrow: Activist Facing 81 Years Admits to Selling Pot, Seeks Jury Nullification Rich Paul, the founder of the New Hampshire based 4:20 Foundation, is facing four felony charges for selling marijuana. The trial is set to start on April 16th, 2013 at Cheshire Superior Court in […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 12 Apr 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Rich Paul Looking for Jury Nullification in New Hampshire Trial

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Your browser does not support iframes. Today’s Freedom Friday features Keene, NH marijuana activist Rich Paul, who was arrested for victimless drug-related offenses. Paul states that he was targeted because of his political associations by FBI agent Philip Christiana, who Paul says tried to blackmail him with the threat of 81 years incarceration in an […]

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Job Opportunities | 11 Apr 2013

-Request for Proposals: FIJA Web Manager

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Fully Informed Jury Association Web Manager Request for Proposals 11 April 2013 Project Summary The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) maintains the website FIJA.org to educate the public about jurors’ full legal authority in defending human rights. It also has social media presence via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and VideoJug to further this mission. FIJA […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Apr 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Steve Marlowe’s Case Dismissed!

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Good news this week from a friend of freedom, Steve Marlowe. You may recall from a Freedom Friday video last December that a North Carolina man arrested in Florida for simple marijuana possession was headed to court. Marlowe uses marijuana medicinally and was arrested for possessing a mere 19 grams. He refused a plea deal […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 01 Apr 2013

-Reminder: Juries Can Nullify Marijuana Charges If They Find Them Unjust

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While we appreciate the spirit in which the following was written, we caution jurors NOT to lobby their fellow jurors obviously toward nullification during deliberations! It has been established in court precedent that judges may remove jurors, even during deliberations, if the judge becomes aware that they are considering jury nullification in coming to a […]

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