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Jury Nullification | 11 Jul 2011

Three Cheers for the Casey Anthony Jurors

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by Butler Shaffer Every once-in-awhile events occur that provide some optimism that real people – rather than the sock-puppets who speak on behalf of institutional interests – have a firm grip on reality. The jury in the Casey Anthony trial did precisely what they were directed to do by the court: deliberated on the evidence […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Jul 2011

Jury can send message on medical marijuana law

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The following letter to the editor, submitted by Thomas DeLaTorre of Pinckney, MT, was recently published in the Livingston Daily in Livingston, MT: Jury can send message on medical marijuana law Being on a jury can be one of the greatest experiences of citizenship. It is a duty that you should not take lightly or […]

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FIJActivist &Volunteer | 30 Jun 2011

FIJA Reiterates Outreach Policy

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Misinformation has been circulated through the internet—by someone not affiliated with FIJA—regarding the status of Belvin Perry’s order banning distribution of FIJA literature at the Orlando and Orange County courthouse complex in Florida. We remind all activists that this order has not been removed. It is being legally challenged, but it is still enforceable until […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 28 Jun 2011

Tom Knapp Reports on Jury Duty

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Tom Knapp was recently called for jury duty. Read up on his story for handy tips on how to deliver justice as a juror even as the court attempts to stack the deck in favor of the government. Out of the Pool The little handbook they gave us was a bit roundabout, but did manage […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 27 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week Maine Freedom Watchdogs presents a video explaining how the people’s branch of government- the jury- can veto laws, just as the other three branches of government can. Please take a minute at lunchtime today to pass this short video on to family and friends! If you would like to recommend a jury-related video […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Sixth Amendment | 26 May 2011

9th Circuit Panel Rules Juror Can’t Be Discharged Due to His Views on the Merits of a Case

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Eugene Volokh reports on a recent Ninth Circuit ruling in the case of Williams v. Cavazos in which a juror, who was reluctant to convict, was dismissed in the middle of deliberations: Dismissing a Holdout Juror in the Middle of Deliberations Because “His Mind Is Bent . . . Against the Prosecution” Volokh quotes from […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Lunch Break for Liberty | 20 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Phil Mocek discusses his court victory in which a jury delivered a resounding No! to harassment of citizens by government agents enforcing their personal whims rather than the law. We posted about his case here. FIJA spoke with Mocek regarding his jury’s role in protecting him from government agents who […]

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Volunteer | 18 May 2011

Outreach Opportunities- North Carolina, Illinois

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As we are having more requests come in for help in connecting activists with one another, we will likely be posting about these outreach opportunities roughly weekly. If you would like us to announce a call to activists in your area for outreach efforts you are coordinating, please e-mail us with the relevant information and […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 13 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week’s Freedom Friday features a very short cartoon explaining the history and power of jury nullification. Please take a few minutes today to pass this along to family and friends! If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in the FIJA forum or by sending an e-mail […]

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Volunteer | 09 May 2011

FIJA Outreach Opportunities for Illinois (Updated)

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We would like to let you know about two current jury education outreach opportunities in Illinois. If you are able to support either of these efforts, we would greatly appreciate your participation. Please note that the outreach campaign in Crawford County has been extended through the end of June 2011. Rock Island County Courthouse, IL […]

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Volunteer | 29 Apr 2011

FIJA Outreach Opportunities in Illinois

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We would like to let you know about two current jury education outreach opportunities in Illinois. If you are able to support either of these efforts, we would greatly appreciate your participation. Rock Island County Courthouse, IL Nancy Brandt and other activists are currently handing out literature near the Scott County Courthouse in Iowa. Nancy […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 29 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, we share with you a brief talk given by a FIJA activist before the Liberty Toastmasters in Colorado: If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in the FIJA forum or by sending an e-mail to us at aji(at)fija.org/aie653l. And don’t forget […]

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Jury Nullification | 25 Apr 2011

Guerrilla Jurors: Sticking it to Leviathan

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by Don Doig and Stewart Rhodes “Citizens in our (once) free republic founded under the English common law system, have both the power and the right to vote according to conscience when they sit on a jury and can vote not guilty even in the face of the law and in the face of the […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Apr 2011

Live Free and Nullify

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by Carla Gericke “Jury nullification plays a vital role in a healthy legal system. It allows people to vote their conscience and nullify bad laws, thus sending a strong message to legislators. This is how alcohol prohibition was overthrown. This is how marijuana prohibition will be overthrown.” Read the rest of the article here.

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Jury Nullification | 18 Apr 2011

A Look at the Jury System and Our Participation in It

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by Graham Dugas “Without justice, what are kingdoms but great bands of robbers?” – St. Augustine The jury system is one of the few remaining checks on the system available to those of us who love freedom. We must utilize this tool to the fullest measure if we ever hope to non-violently fight tyranny. Yes, […]

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