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Freedom Law | 10 Dec 2012

Gem Unearthed in Freedom Law Archives

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This morning we share with you a gem unearthed from the Freedom Law archives. Freedom Law is a self-help legal clinic and law library. Several years ago, R. J. Tavel, an active FIJA supporter and advocate, started a complimentary web site named Freedom Law. On this site, R. J. built an encyclopedic compendium of law-related […]

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Freedom Friday | 07 Dec 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: PROUD MARIJUANA SMOKER DEMANDS JURY TRIAL

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While FIJA does not advocate for or against any particular case, we bring you for informational purposes this week’s Freedom Friday video. In this short video, you will hear directly from defendant Steven Marlowe who has refused a plea deal for a marijuana possession misdemeanor charge. Marlowe uses marijuana medicinally instead of commercially sold pain […]

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Media Catalog | 06 Dec 2012

Give the Gift of Freedom this Holiday Season

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Still looking for holiday gifts? You can support FIJA’s efforts to protect everyone’s human rights while spreading the message to those on your list! All of these items can be ordered from our online Media Catalog or by clicking on the item names listed below. Citizens Rule Book The popular Citizens Rule Book makes an […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 03 Dec 2012

Nullification and Secession?

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In this commentary on the The Washington Times Communities website, author Tom Mullen compares three ideas for protecting individual rights: secession, state nullification, and jury nullification. Compared with secession and nullification as exercised by state governments, Mullen points out that jury nullification is the most peaceful option and that it “gives us the home court […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 29 Nov 2012

Sharon Letts: Nullify It!

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Sharon Letts of The Arcata Eye gives her readers a lesson on jury nullification this week in an article on the local cannabis industry in Humboldt County, California. Sharon Letts: Cannabis Subsidizes Humboldt County So, what to do when supply and demand is high, the people are healing, the state says A-OK, but the feds […]

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Jury Nullification | 27 Nov 2012

Letter to the Editor: How the Public Can Protest Our Insane Policy on Pot

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The people of numerous states have voted to legalize medical marijuana in their communities, and two more have voted to legalize it for other uses as well. Other communities have voted to make enforcement of victimless marijuana violations the lowest law enforcement priority in their areas. But Richard B. Stofberg of Baltimore, MD reminds us […]

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Freedom Friday &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 23 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: TRIALS THAT MADE JURY HISTORY

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Jerry Dixon gives a Toastmasters talk on “Trials That Made Jury History”. Many FIJA Activists who are interested in practicing or improving their public speaking skills use Toastmasters both as a forum in which to practice and to spread the FIJA message as well! Please take a moment today […]

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Jury Nullification | 20 Nov 2012

State by State, a Nullification Domino Effect

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State by State, a Nullification Domino Effect The first indicator that some of the dominos were going to fall happened during the 1990s, when people began buying and selling marijuana for medicinal use. Starting with California in 1996, a number of states even partially decriminalized the banned plant when they realized that containment would be […]

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Interviews | 09 Nov 2012

FIJA Director Iloilo Jones Live Interview Saturday Morning

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FIJA director Ilo Jones will be doing a live interview with Michael Evans tomorrow morning, Saturday, November 10 from 6-8 AM Mountain Time. She will be discussing how independent jurors can stop the march of tyranny by refusing to convict harmless people who have merely broken some statutory law that was passed by corrupt politicians, […]

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Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 09 Nov 2012

U.S. Juries Can Ignore Unjust Laws

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Many thanks to Nathan Sween for getting the word out about jury nullification in Merced, California with his letter to the editor published in the Merced Sun-Star this week! LETTERS: Sometimes U.S. juries can ignore unjust laws Jury nullification embodies several principles that are crucial to the success of our constitutional republic, including checks and […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 09 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSE OUTREACH

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, activists Mike Kalas and Dreadsen discuss their outreach efforts near the Cook County Courthouse in Chicago, IL. They explain the basics of jury nullification and its importance in protecting defendants from punishment under unjust or unjustly applied laws. Thanks to everyone who helped educate the residents of Cook County! […]

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Jury Nullification | 06 Nov 2012

End the War

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Thank you very much to Floyd Everett Harshman for the following letter to the editor published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and to Alaska state contact Frank Turney for letting us know about it: End the war To the editor: If you are tired of the war on marijuana, the war on drugs and the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: ILOILO JONES ON THE POWER OF THE JURY

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Gary Franchi interviews FIJA director Iloilo Jones. She discusses the basics you need to know about the power of petit and grand and juries to protect us all from the abuse, over-reach, and political ambition of government agents. Please take a moment today to post this to your social […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 01 Nov 2012

Jury Nullification and the Ed Forchion Case

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Ed Forchion recently spoke with the Libertarian News Examiner regarding the question of whether or not any of his jurors in his recent Not Guilty court victory on a drug distribution charge exercised their right to nullify bad law. He discusses why he believes that, yes, some of the jurors did nullify. The interview is […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 31 Oct 2012

Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling

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Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling Last week, Ed Forchion, a.k.a. the NJ Weedman, was found not guilty of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after being caught by cops in New Jersey with a pound of marijuana in his car. Formerly a perennial third party candidate in the […]

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