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FIJA in the News &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification | 03 Sep 2015

-FIJA Celebrates Jury Rights Day

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FIJA Celebrates Jury Rights Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Juror rights educators around the country, in conjunction with the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), will celebrate Jury Rights Day, mostly this week, by educating their communities about jury nullification. Inaugurated in 1991, Jury Rights Day is FIJA’s signature celebration, […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 02 Oct 2014

-Jury Rights Day: Jury Nullification Outreach in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Jury Rights Day was a big event again in Fairbanks, Alaska thanks to jury educator Maria Rensel and FIJA state contact Frank Turney organizing folks for jury nullification outreach. Maria reports on the day’s events: We had a nice Jury Rights Day Celebration that was scheduled from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. but ended up […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 16 Sep 2014

-Jury Rights Day: Jury Nullification Outreach in Camden, New Jersey

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This Jury Rights Day report comes to us from Rev. Deborah Kalinowski, who singlehandedly hosted Jury Rights Day outreach in Camden, New Jersey in three shifts. We are particularly thrilled to see jury nullification outreach in Camden, which is home to one of the most notable cases of jury nullification in modern United States jurisprudence—the […]

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Function of Juries &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification | 06 Sep 2014

-Jurors Wield Power to Judge the Law

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The Richmond County Daily Journal follows up its Jury Rights Day coverage with an informative and insightful editorial on jurors’ ability to conscientiously acquit via jury nullification. OUR VIEW: Jurors wield power to judge the law Jury duty. It’s the setup to innumerable punchlines, a civic chore that some people dread and many try to […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-7 Films for Jury Rights Day

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For more than 20 years since founding it in 1991, the Fully Informed Jury Association has celebrated Jury Rights Day as our signature event on September 5 each year. Jury Rights Day commemorates the conscientious acquittal of William Penn, who stood trial in 1670 for violating England’s Conventicle Act by publicly preaching the Quaker religion. […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-Jury Rights Day: Jury Nullification Outreach in Asheville, North Carolina

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We’ve got our first report from the field today. This comes from Charlie Sean reporting on some very successful jury nullification outreach at the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville, North Carolina: Todd (Freedom Fighterswnc), Jason Humes and I met up with Betty Jackson and Clarence Young from Fully Informed Jury Association at Buncombe County Courthouse […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-Jury Nullification Keeps Government in Check

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FIJA New Hampshire State Contact Dick Marple is educating New Hampshire today about jury nullification and Jury Rights Day with this informative editorial in the Concord Monitor. Thank you, Dick! My Turn: Jury nullification keeps government in check Today, we celebrate Jury Rights Day. It was on this day in 1670 that Quaker William Penn […]

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Function of Juries &History of Jury Nullification &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2014

-When Jurors Judge the Law

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Jury Rights Day and specifically the outreach event in Asheville are getting some news coverage in North Carolina! Richmond County Daily Journal reporter William Toler has written up an excellent article on the occasion: When Jurors Judge the Law Despite being fined and imprisoned, a jury refused to follow the judge’s order to return a […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day &Volunteer | 04 Sep 2014

-Online Volunteer Training for Courthouse Outreach

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Will you be doing courthouse outreach tomorrow on Jury Rights Day? Are you or are you planning to be involved in an ongoing courthouse outreach campaign? We have put together a brief training video, just under a half hour long, that we invite you to review before you go out. Doing FIJA outreach at courthouses […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 27 Aug 2014

-FIJA Educates about Jury Nullification on Jury Rights Day

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Fully Informed Jury Association Educates about Jury Nullification on Jury Rights Day FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Jurors’ rights educators around the country, in conjunction with the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), will celebrate Jury Rights Day on September 5 by educating their communities about jury nullification. Founded in 1991, […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 23 Jul 2014

-Jury Nullification Billboard Educates Valley Residents of Jurors’ Secret Power

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23 July 2014 Jury Nullification Billboard Debuts to Educate Valley Residents of Jurors’ Secret Power FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kirsten Tynan (406) 442-7800 aji@fija.org James Babb (610) 574-1222 jamesbabb@mac.com Phoenix, AZ—This week marks the start of an initial 8-week run of a billboard in Phoenix, Arizona at the Jefferson Street/1st Avenue Light Rail Station, designed […]

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Freedom Friday | 04 Oct 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Frank Turney’s Jury Rights Day Event Makes Alaska News

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Watch the video below for long-time FIJA activist and Alaska state contact Frank Turney’s appearance on local news again this year on Jury Rights Day as he has many times in the past. Frank discusses local jury nullification proposals and points out that citizens already have the right to vote their conscience and judge the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 11 Sep 2013

-Tehama County Man Touts Jury Rights Day

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Many thanks and a BIG congratulations to FIJA state contact Don Bird for his Jury Rights Day outreach in Red Bluff, which was then covered by the Red Bluff Daily News. Tehama County Man Touts Jury Rights Day With his own date in court to challenge the legal system a few weeks away activist Don […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 05 Sep 2013

-A Jury Rights Day Message from FIJA National

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Happy Jury Rights Day! We are hearing great reports from Jury Rights Day events across the country, and we look forward to sharing those with you soon. In the meantime, we have a Jury Rights Day message from FIJA National in which we challenge you to create 3 new jurors this Jury Rights Day! We […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 29 Aug 2013

-New Hampshire Governor Proclaims September 5 Jury Appreciation Day

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Many thanks to FIJA New Hampshire State Contact and activist Dick Marple for securing the below proclamation from New Hampshire Governor Maggie Wood Hassan declaring September 5 to be Jury Appreciation Day. He has gotten many such proclamations over the years, but this one is particularly notable because through the hard work of activists such […]

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