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Volunteer | 09 May 2011

FIJA Outreach Opportunities for Illinois (Updated)

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We would like to let you know about two current jury education outreach opportunities in Illinois. If you are able to support either of these efforts, we would greatly appreciate your participation. Please note that the outreach campaign in Crawford County has been extended through the end of June 2011. Rock Island County Courthouse, IL […]

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Volunteer | 29 Apr 2011

FIJA Outreach Opportunities in Illinois

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We would like to let you know about two current jury education outreach opportunities in Illinois. If you are able to support either of these efforts, we would greatly appreciate your participation. Rock Island County Courthouse, IL Nancy Brandt and other activists are currently handing out literature near the Scott County Courthouse in Iowa. Nancy […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 29 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, we share with you a brief talk given by a FIJA activist before the Liberty Toastmasters in Colorado: 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 to us at aji(at)fija.org/aie653l. And don’t forget […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Apr 2011

Jury nullifies felony pot charge, reduces to misdemeanor

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FIJA Activist Rich Angell reports from New Hampshire on the recent trial of Bob Constantine: Jury nullifies felony pot charge, reduces to misdemeanor There was little question about whether Robert ‘Bob’ Constantine actually grew marijuana on his property in rural Grafton, but the jurors failed to reach a verdict on the felony charge of manufacturing […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 15 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week’s Freedom Friday video shines a bright light on the jury selection process from a prosecuting attorney. In this excerpt from a 1980’s training video for prosecutors, then Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Jack McMahon explains that the prosecution isn’t concerned with justice, but rather with winning the case. Based on this, he encourages prosecutors […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 08 Apr 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, listen to a short clip from British television series Rumpole of the Bailey in which jurors are reminded that their primary concern is with delivering justice, even if in contradiction to the law. If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know in […]

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Function of Juries | 30 Mar 2011

Another Sad Reminder of the Important Role of Independent Juries

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On this week’s edition of This American Life, host Ira Glass delves into the cases of three victims of Glynn County Georgia Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams’ drug court in Episode 430: Very Tough Love: This week: A drug court program that we believe is run differently from every other drug court in the country, […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 26 Mar 2011

Yakima jury acquits medical marijuana grower

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Another jury just said no to bad laws and unjust prosecution for a peaceful activity: Yakima jury acquits medical marijuana grower It took a superior court jury in Yakima just 25 minutes Thursday to acquit a man accused of having too many plants at a medical marijuana dispensary. Man Acquitted in Medicinal Marijuana Case A […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 25 Mar 2011

Freedom Friday- Lunch Break for Liberty Online

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features a brief explanation of jury nullification and a mention of the Citizens Rule Book. If you would like your own copy of the Citizens Rule Book, you can order it from our Media Catalog. If you would like to recommend a jury-related video for Freedom Friday, let us know […]

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FIJA Calendar | 23 Mar 2011

Agora I/O Unconference March 25-27, 2011

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Agora I/O Unconference March 25-27, 2011 Iloilo Marguerite Jones, of the Fully Informed Jury Association, will be discussing how to start and maintain cooperative community schools as a healthy alternative to government schools Friday, March 25, at 11 AM Eastern Time. She will be making a few remarks about informed jurors as well. James Cox, […]

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FIJA Calendar &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 20 Mar 2011

Seattle-Cannabis Resource Center, Monthly Lecture Series: Jury Nullification

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Cannabis Resource Center, Monthly Lecture Series Topic: Jury Nullification Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 7:00pm Cannabis Resource Center 1714 1st Avenue South Seattle, Washington 98134 Kirsten Tynan, of the Fully Informed Jury Association, discusses jury nullification, the power by which everyday Americans can end the war against cannabis.

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Function of Juries | 18 Mar 2011

Judge Misinforms Jury in Liberty Dollar Trial

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It has just been reported that a jury has convicted defendant Bernard von NotHaus on three charges related to counterfeiting with respect to his Liberty Dollar activities. It is worth noting that the jury in this case was reportedly misinformed repeatedly by the judge and prosecutor during the trial as to their authority and responsibility […]

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Function of Juries | 18 Mar 2011

Judge Ignores Jury, Sentences D.C. Man for Acquitted Conduct

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U.S. District Judge Richard W. Roberts D.C. man gets 18 years for $600 drug deal More than three years ago, a federal jury acquitted Antwaun Ball on racketeering and conspiracy charges that he led a violent drug gang in the Congress Park neighborhood in Southeast Washington, convicting him solely of a $600, half-ounce drug deal. […]

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Contests &Freedom Friday | 18 Mar 2011

Freedom Friday- Justice Through Jurors Video Contest

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Most Fridays we bring you a jury-related video to share with friends and family, but this week we’re mixing it up a bit. The Fully Informed Jury Association invites you to participate in our jury rights video contest in conjunction with Jury Rights Day 2011. We’re asking you to make a video to help get […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 13 Mar 2011

Florida Landscaper Acquitted of NYC Gun Charges

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Florida landscaper Jonathan Ryan was busted by New York City cops after being pulled over during a traffic stop for making a right turn on a red light. During the traffic stop, it came to light that he had mistakenly left a firearm in his glove box when he drove up from Florida to help […]

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