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Function of Juries | 27 Jul 2011

Is Grand Jury Tampering Rooted In Fed’s Psychological Disorders?

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Is Grand Jury Tampering Rooted In Fed’s Psychological Disorders? Is the tampering of Nevada’s Federal Grand jury rooted in psychological disorders? That is a question being asked by Network CEO Phil Stimac after a recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Jones that he and not the grand jury has the right to weigh and […]

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Jury Nullification | 26 Jul 2011

Perry’s “Free Speech” Zones Unconstitutional

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Judge Belvin Perry’s Free Speech Zones Unconstitutional (YouTube video) Man Found Guilty Of Violating Anthony Free Speech Zones An Orange County man who believes jurors can ignore laws they disagree with was sentenced to jail time for his efforts to spread the word about his beliefs. Judge Belvin Perry found Mark Schmidter guilty of contempt […]

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Function of Juries | 25 Jul 2011

“Not Guilty” Isn’t “Innocent”

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“Not Guilty” Isn’t “Innocent” An indication of the sad state of journalism is how often when people show support for the Casey Anthony verdict they are labeled as Casey Anthony supporters. But they could very well be supporting just one thing. That would be to accept the “not guilty” verdict. It is, after all, the […]

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FIJA Calendar | 22 Jul 2011

FIJA Michigan Coordinator to Speak Before Jackson County Tea Party

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Press Release: FIJA Michigan Coordinator to be guest speaker at Jackson County Tea Party on Monday, July 25th, 2011. From: Mark A. Hiselman Michigan Coordinator Fully Informed Jury Association 2231 Manchester Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Tel: +1.734.973.0925 Cell: +1.734.657.5439 www.fija.org/aie653l Mark A. Hiselman from the Fully Informed Jury Association of Michigan of Michigan (www.fija.org/aie653l) […]

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Function of Juries | 07 Jul 2011

Reminder of the Function of the Jury in the Wake of the Casey Anthony Trial

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In the wake of the Casey Anthony trial, we have gotten a number of calls regarding the case. While we do not have a comment on the details of this particular case, we remind everyone that guilt is determined by evidence and not the heinousness of the allegations against the defendant. The primary purpose of […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Jul 2011

Jury can send message on medical marijuana law

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The following letter to the editor, submitted by Thomas DeLaTorre of Pinckney, MT, was recently published in the Livingston Daily in Livingston, MT: Jury can send message on medical marijuana law Being on a jury can be one of the greatest experiences of citizenship. It is a duty that you should not take lightly or […]

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Function of Juries | 04 Jul 2011

Michigan Pilot Jury Program

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Rose Lear brings us news of a pilot jury program in Michigan: Jurors discuss Springer trial, decision – Part of Michigan Pilot Jury Program The ability of jurors to question witnesses is part of a pilot program in Michigan that’s been under way since 2008. Under the experimental program, the 14-member Springer jury receives copies […]

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FIJActivist &Volunteer | 30 Jun 2011

FIJA Reiterates Outreach Policy

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Misinformation has been circulated through the internet—by someone not affiliated with FIJA—regarding the status of Belvin Perry’s order banning distribution of FIJA literature at the Orlando and Orange County courthouse complex in Florida. We remind all activists that this order has not been removed. It is being legally challenged, but it is still enforceable until […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 28 Jun 2011

Tom Knapp Reports on Jury Duty

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Tom Knapp was recently called for jury duty. Read up on his story for handy tips on how to deliver justice as a juror even as the court attempts to stack the deck in favor of the government. Out of the Pool The little handbook they gave us was a bit roundabout, but did manage […]

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FIJActivist &Jury Rights Day &Volunteer | 21 Jun 2011

FIJA Banners for Events

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Within a few days, FIJA will have new banners available for events such as conferences, meetings, marches, speaking engagements, conventions, and other times when you’d like to make a significant statement to the public. All of these banners are suitable for table fronts, for above tables on the walls, for draping a podium, and for […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 27 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week Maine Freedom Watchdogs presents a video explaining how the people’s branch of government- the jury- can veto laws, just as the other three branches of government can. Please take a minute at lunchtime today to pass this short video on to family and friends! If you would like to recommend a jury-related video […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Sixth Amendment | 26 May 2011

9th Circuit Panel Rules Juror Can’t Be Discharged Due to His Views on the Merits of a Case

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Eugene Volokh reports on a recent Ninth Circuit ruling in the case of Williams v. Cavazos in which a juror, who was reluctant to convict, was dismissed in the middle of deliberations: Dismissing a Holdout Juror in the Middle of Deliberations Because “His Mind Is Bent . . . Against the Prosecution” Volokh quotes from […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Lunch Break for Liberty | 20 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Phil Mocek discusses his court victory in which a jury delivered a resounding No! to harassment of citizens by government agents enforcing their personal whims rather than the law. We posted about his case here. FIJA spoke with Mocek regarding his jury’s role in protecting him from government agents who […]

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Volunteer | 18 May 2011

Outreach Opportunities- North Carolina, Illinois

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As we are having more requests come in for help in connecting activists with one another, we will likely be posting about these outreach opportunities roughly weekly. If you would like us to announce a call to activists in your area for outreach efforts you are coordinating, please e-mail us with the relevant information and […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 13 May 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week’s Freedom Friday features a very short cartoon explaining the history and power of jury nullification. Please take a few minutes today to pass this along to family and friends! If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in the FIJA forum or by sending an e-mail […]

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