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Jury Nullification | 14 Dec 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: SELECTING AND DESELECTING JURORS

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This week’s Freedom Friday video is another look into the world of voir dire from the lawyers’ points of view. Understanding how lawyers play games to stack the jury during voir dire is very helpful in surviving voir dire, and surviving voir dire is key to making sure there is at least one informed juror […]

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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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Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 30 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: FIJA ACTIVISM IN FORT WORTH

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features Fort Worth activist Justin briefly describing FIJA outreach efforts by local activists as they hand out our Your Jury Rights: True or False brochure. If you haven’t done sidewalk work before, this is a great introduction in just a minute and a half. Justin gives some handy tips on […]

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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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Function of Juries | 26 Nov 2012

U.S. Attorney Seeks Forfeiture of Assets from Defendants Acquitted by Jury

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Many thanks to Eapen Thampy, from Americans for Forfeiture Reform, who alerted us to this news item. Federal Ambulance Asset Forfeiture? In Abingdon, Virginia, U.S. District Attorney Janine Myatt is seeking the forfeiture of ambulances and other squad vehicles from a volunteer rescue services organization: A federal judge is considering whether the Saltville Rescue Squad […]

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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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Media Catalog | 22 Nov 2012

Now Available: Freedom Calendars and Calendar Gift Packs

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You can support FIJA’s educational efforts while informing family and friends this holiday season by giving the gift of a 2013 Freedom Calendar or our special Freedom Calendar Gift Pack. FIJA’s 2013 Freedom Calendar Gift Pack contains one 2013 Freedom Calendar, a copy of Harvey Wysong’s essay The Jury’s Business is Justice, a copy of […]

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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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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 16 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: ED FORCHION ON BLACK TALK RADIO

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Earlier this year, Ed Forchion was interviewed on Black Talk Radio regarding jury nullification and the importance of fully informed jurors in opposing racist laws and prosecutions. He provides information that potential jurors need to know to make it through voir dire, such as that disclosing a distrust of law enforcement, disagreement with the laws, […]

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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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