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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist | 13 Aug 2012

Protesters hand out leaflets during jury selection in CopBlock.org wiretapping case

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Protesters hand out leaflets during jury selection in CopBlock.org wiretapping case About two dozen protesters were outside Hillsborough County Superior Court North Monday morning, greeting potential jurors in next week’s trial of Adam Mueller, 30, who is accused of recording telephone conversations with a police officer, high school principal and school secretary without their consent. […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist | 13 Aug 2012

Jury nullification education still barely ‘legal’ in USA, rules judge

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Jury nullification education still barely ‘legal’ in USA, rules judge U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood said 80-year-old Julian Heicklin, who was arrested by FBI agents for passing out pamphlets marked “Jury Info” from an organization known as the Fully Informed Jury Association to an undercover agent, was within his legal rights under law to […]

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Jury Rights Day | 02 Aug 2012

Jury Rights Day Banner Featured on Wisconsin Raw Milk Association Website

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As we gear up for Jury Rights Day on 5 September, we will be featuring outreach opportunities for you to spread the message about jurors’ rights so that more jurors are fully informed when they serve on juries. Today we are highlighting the website of the Wisconsin Raw Milk Association. Click through and scroll to […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 09 Jul 2012

Jury Can Help Prevent ‘Raw Milk Prohibition’

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Brian Wickert,certified biodynamic and organic farmer and president of the Wisconsin Raw Milk Association, discusses the power of the jury to protect freedom of food choice: Brian Wickert: Jury can help prevent ‘raw milk prohibition’ here On Sept. 24, Loganville dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger will be tried before a jury in Sauk County Circuit Court […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2012

Jury Nullification Law Signed by New Hampshire Governor

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With all the buzz and anticipation surrounding the final rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court the past week, there has been little attention to an interesting legal development in New Hampshire:  On June 18, Governor John Lynch (no relation)  signed HB 146 into law and it becomes effective on January 1, 2013.   HB 146  concerns […]

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FIJA Calendar | 16 Apr 2012

Jury Nullification Talk and Q&A at Univeristy of Montana on Thursday, 19 April

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Kirsten Tynan, of the Fully Informed Jury Association, will discuss jurors’ rights and jury nullification, the power by which everyday Americans can protect themselves as well as defendants against unjust prosecutions and corrupt laws. The presentation will be followed by an question and answer period. This event is open to the public. Date and Time: […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 04 Apr 2012

Judge Rejects Prosecutorial Request to Bar Free Speech Defense in Occupy Trial and Other Prosecutorial Shenanigans

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We recently brought you news of a case in Iowa in which a jury nullified a local rule, deciding in favor of the defendant on the basis that he was exercising his First Amendment rights. The jury ruled that the defendant’s exercise of his freedom of speech on public property took precedence over a locally […]

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FIJActivist &Volunteer | 16 Mar 2012

Spring Activist Special: FIJA T-Shirts on Sale!

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Never mind that I drove home the other day through a blizzard. Last Saturday the weather here in Montana was GORGEOUS! That means that many of you activists are gearing up for outreach efforts outdoors now that warmer weather is arriving. To help you kick off your activities, we are offering a Spring Activist Special […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 14 Mar 2012

The Hershberger Trial and Jury Nullification

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In a recent article, Peter Kennedy discusses the full legal power of the jury, specifically with respect to the prosecution of Wisconsin raw milk dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger: The Hershberger Trial and Jury Nullification Sometime later this year Loganville, Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger will be tried before a jury in Sauk County Circuit Court […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 11 Mar 2012

Jury Nullifies in Favor of First Amendment in Another Occupy Case

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Another jury—this time in Polk County, Iowa—has nullified a state-imposed curfew that conflicted with the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. In a strange twist, the prosecutor reportedly asked the jury to nullify the First Amendment in favor of the local restriction, but the jury chose to uphold the higher law. Jury Reaches Verdict […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 09 Mar 2012

Freedom Friday: Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion who openly uses and advocates for the legalization of marijuana. In 2010, he was stopped in New Jersey and charged for possession of marijuana. Forchion will be driving cross-country from California to New Jersey in the weeks leading up to his trial. He plans to make […]

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Volunteer | 07 Mar 2012

Recruiting FIJA Activists, State Contacts, and Speakers for Utah

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FIJA is recruiting activists, state contacts, and speakers for the state of Utah. If you are interested in learning more about serving in either or both of these volunteer positions, please e-mail our outreach coordinator at kirsten(AT)fija(DOT)org. We have been asked to provide an outreach table and possibly a speaker for an event in Salt […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 22 Feb 2012

Occupy L.A.: A Case of Jury Nullification

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As Occupy protesters have exercised their First Amendment rights across the country, hundreds of arrests have been made by police and numerous charges against them have been filed by government attorneys at taxpayer expense. Many of these cases are settled by protesters giving up their right to a jury trial and simply pleading guilty and […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2012

Check out the FIJA Billboard!

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Here’s a photo of the FIJA billboard we mentioned a couple of days ago:

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2012

Freedom Friday: Be a Martin Luther King Juror

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One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, […]

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