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Jury Nullification | 05 Nov 2013

-Moral Mondays and Jury Nullification

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress, but we do track cases in which jury nullification may play a role. In this opinion piece for the News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, John T. “Jack” Hall compares the cases of the Moral Monday protestors to that of John Peter Zenger, […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 04 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle

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Professor Paul Butler does a great job discussing the power of jurors conscientiously to say Not Guilty, even if the law was technically broken, in this NPR interview spurred by the billboards placed in Washington, D.C. Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based on Principle In response to former prosecutor Jeffrey Cramer’s argument against jury nullification, Butler says: […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 03 Nov 2013

-Missive of the Month: Jury System Could Use Some Changes

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Robert Boyson of Hope Township, Pennsylvania, educates Lehigh Valley readers with this letter to the editor arguing for fully informed juries, pointing out the double standard at work when legal officials insist the jury be kept in the dark and strictly follow orders: LETTER: Jury system could use some changes Every common rule for juror […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist | 01 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification Billboards Seen in and around DC Metro Stops

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Take a few minutes today to watch and share this interview on the local Washington, DC affiliate with Jim Babb regarding the ads placed in and around DC Metro stops we alerted you to a couple of weeks ago. Jim spearheaded the effort to place these ads which direct people to Google “jury nullification” and […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 01 Nov 2013

-Jury Finds Florida Sheriff Nick Finch Not Guilty

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Yesterday a jury took just over an hour to acquit suspended Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch, who was accused of improperly freeing a man carrying a concealed weapon. Finch says he released the unfortunate arrest victim, who had harmed nor threatened nobody, because the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution takes precedent over local […]

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FIJA in the News | 30 Oct 2013

-Corrections to Washington Post Article on DC Jury Nullification Ads

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Congratulations to the volunteers behind the Metro billboard in the Judiciary Square station in Washington, DC for making the Washington Post! Billboard advocating jury nullification concerns local prosecutors Prospective jurors who take the subway to D.C. Superior Court and exit near the National Building Museum see these words: “Good jurors nullify bad laws” and “You […]

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FIJActivist | 17 Oct 2013

-Liberty Activists Spearhead D.C. Jury Nullification Campaign

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Liberty activists around the country have come together for a general education outreach campaign this fall in Washington, D.C. They raised cash and Bitcoin to purchase advertising in the Washington, D.C. Metro facilities, and developed the backlit advertising display you see here located at Judiciary Square on the red line. These ads encourage everyone to […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 09 Oct 2013

-Jury Protects Disabled Man from a Year Incarceration for His Medical Condition

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A Fort Collins, Colorado jury has refused to convict a disabled man for being noncooperative with police while in a disoriented state while he was just coming out of a seizure in which he suffered a head injury. While apparently nobody was either hurt or threatened during the incident, it appears that armed police officers […]

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Interviews &Jury Nullification | 07 Oct 2013

-Kirsten Tynan Talks Jury Nullification on the Truth Attack Hour

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Kirsten Tynan will join Tayra Antolick for the Truth Attack Hour Tuesday, 8 October, at 6:00 pm Eastern. We will be discussing the full power of the jury, including the authority of jury nullification, and its use in pushing back against government overreach and violation of human rights and liberty.

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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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Jury Nullification | 04 Oct 2013

-Adam Kokesh Commits to Jury Nullification Defense

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress. We do, however, track cases where jury nullification may play a role. Adam Kokesh was arrested for victimless offenses after posting to YouTube a video of himself apparently loading a shotgun on Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on the Fourth of July. In the […]

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Jury Nullification | 30 Sep 2013

-Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification

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Morgan Walker reports on MSNBC.com on the sheer failure that is the United States’ 40-year war on drugs. The numbers document an incredible waste: -more than $1 trillion of taxpayer earnings wasted -37 million people incarcerated (and many more innocents’ lives destroyed because of that) for nonviolent drug offenses -rate of drug use by high […]

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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 | 10 Sep 2013

-Frank Turney and Joshua Bennett Talk Jury Nullification on Patriots’ Lament

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We’ll be posting lots of pictures, reports, etc. from Jury Rights Day activities this week. We kick off with this 31 August 2013 radio interview with Frank Turney and Joshua Bennett on Fairbanks, Alaska’s local talk radio station KFAR 660: Patriots’ Lament Discusses the Jury (.mp3) Thanks, Frank and Joshua, for once again reaching out […]

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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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