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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice | 11 Mar 2012

Jury Nullifies in Favor of First Amendment in Another Occupy Case

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Another jury—this time in Polk County, Iowa—has nullified a state-imposed curfew that conflicted with the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. In a strange twist, the prosecutor reportedly asked the jury to nullify the First Amendment in favor of the local restriction, but the jury chose to uphold the higher law. Jury Reaches Verdict […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 09 Mar 2012

Freedom Friday: Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion who openly uses and advocates for the legalization of marijuana. In 2010, he was stopped in New Jersey and charged for possession of marijuana. Forchion will be driving cross-country from California to New Jersey in the weeks leading up to his trial. He plans to make […]

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Volunteer | 07 Mar 2012

Recruiting FIJA Activists, State Contacts, and Speakers for Utah

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FIJA is recruiting activists, state contacts, and speakers for the state of Utah. If you are interested in learning more about serving in either or both of these volunteer positions, please e-mail our outreach coordinator at kirsten(AT)fija(DOT)org. We have been asked to provide an outreach table and possibly a speaker for an event in Salt […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2012

Check out the FIJA Billboard!

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Here’s a photo of the FIJA billboard we mentioned a couple of days ago:

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2012

Freedom Friday: Be a Martin Luther King Juror

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One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Jan 2012

New Hampshire Senate to Take Up Jury Nullification Legislation

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Note: This is posted for informational purposes only. FIJA does not endorse any candidate or piece of legislation. Senate to Take Up Jury Nullification Legislation The Senate will consider a bill today that would let defense attorneys tell jurors they can acquit a defendant even if there is sufficient evidence proving his guilt. Yesterday, a […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 17 Jan 2012

Fully Informed Jury Association Billboard in Richmond, Virginia

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Cop Block & Fully Informed Jury Association Billboards Going Up in Richmond! On January 18th, 2012, two billboards with ads promoting police accountability and Jury Nullification will be displayed in the Richmond area. The initiative is being headed by Nathan Cox, an Army Veteran and activist for the cause of Liberty, during the week of […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Dec 2011

New York Times: Jurors Need to Know That They Can Say No

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Professor of law and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler trusts jurors over power-grabbing prosecutors. Jurors Need to Know That They Can Say No How one feels about jury nullification ultimately depends on how much confidence one has in the jury system. Based on my experience, I trust jurors a lot. I first became interested in […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries | 29 Nov 2011

Prosecution Reveals Ignorance of the Function of the Jury

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Oral arguments are scheduled for next month in a malicious prosecution of an activist distributing juror outreach brochures in New York. In a brief filed with the court, the prosecution reveals its ignorance of the function of the jury. Prosecution Explains Jury Tampering Charge “His speech is not protected by the First Amendment,” prosecutors wrote. […]

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FIJA in the News | 17 Nov 2011

Letter: Are jurors aware of this power?

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Big thank you to Neal Weeks whose letter to the editor was published in today’s Naples Daily News in Naples, FL, complete with a link to FIJA’s website so readers can easily find more information! Letter: Are jurors aware of this power?, by Neal Weeks After years of dissatisfaction of our court system and wondering […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Rights Day &Volunteer | 13 Sep 2011

FIJA Activists Celebrate Jury Rights Day by Marching in Labor Day Parade

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East Moline’s Labor Day Parade was a fun filled day for many folks on Monday, September the 5th. Members of a local Ron Paul meetup and the local Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) in Illinois teamed up together to educate the large crowds that gathered together to watch East Moline’s Labor Day parade. Although Labor […]

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FIJActivist &Jury Rights Day | 17 Aug 2011

Submit a Jury Rights Day Editorial or Letter to the Editor

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Another easy way to celebrate Jury Rights Day and help spread FIJA’s message is to submit a guest editorial or letter to the editor to your local newspaper, to websites you read, and so on, or publish it yourself on your own blog. Visit our online Library for reference materials such as quotes on jury […]

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Jury Rights Day | 10 Aug 2011

Post a Jury Rights Day Graphic on Your Website

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How will YOU be celebrating Jury Rights Day? Here’s something simple you can do RIGHT NOW to help celebrate Jury Rights Day and get the word out about the juror’s authority and responsibility in delivering justice. Add one of our Jury Rights Day graphics to your website and link back to our site. Be sure […]

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Jury Rights Day | 09 Aug 2011

Celebrate Jury Rights Day with Educational Postcards

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Jury Rights Day falls on 5 September in commemoration of the William Penn case in 1670 which firmly established protection for the jury, and firmly established the right of the jurors to refuse to accept bad government laws. FIJA Activists across the country will be conducting educational outreach on this day to help raise awareness […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 03 Aug 2011

The Sentence: A Take on the DeChristopher Case

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An editorial on the recent sentencing in the Tim DeChristopher case and ways the system was manipulated to tilt the playing field in favor of the prosecution: The Sentence: A Take on the DeChristopher Case I’m not suggesting that Benson wears jackboots, but the treatment DeChristopher got wasn’t much better than what he’d have received […]

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