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Jury Nullification | 04 Dec 2013

-Anti-Jury Nullification Prosecutor Complains of Lack of Funds

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Reason’s Jacob Sullum shares some of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s complaints about the effect of sequestration on his office. Bharara complains that without more money, his office will simply get smaller and smaller each year. Not such a bad idea, says Sullum, pointing out his “mission” involves prosecuting lots of offenses that shouldn’t be, or […]

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FIJA in the News &Interviews | 15 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification on Equalitarians on Calgary’s Phresh FM

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Kirsten Tynan recently discussed with Suza Singh of Equalitarians on Calgary’s Phresh FM the juror’s right to rely on conscience and vote Not Guilty when a just verdict requires it, even if the law has technically been broken. Clips of the interview are interspersed with an interview of an in-studio guest, including a discussion of […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification Can Stop Abuses in Virginia’s Unfair Legal System

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Today the Justice Policy Institute released a report characterizing Virginia’s justice system as expensive, ineffective, and unfair. Despite decreasing violent crime rates, consist with the rest of the country, the number of arrests in Virginia has barely budged, dropping a mere 1.1%, says JPI. Virginia’s Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective and Unfair With the 8th highest […]

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Jury Nullification | 12 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification: Your Most Powerful Vote

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Here we are a week after Election Day, when millions of U.S. voters dutifully went to the polls to push buttons for candidates and issues. But you may still be called upon in coming weeks and months to exercise your most powerful vote as a juror. When you vote in a political election: -your vote […]

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Jury Nullification | 10 Nov 2013

-Understand What Is At Stake When Considering Jury Nullification

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Often we hear in the FIJA office from or about jurors who initially voted Not Guilty, but changed their vote to Guilty because they couldn’t convince the other jurors. This change of vote is often associated with the holdout juror not wanting to waste their own time any longer. Perhaps they wish to get home […]

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Function of Juries | 10 Nov 2013

-Is Mixing Drug and Weapons Charges a Strategy to Undermine Jury Rights?

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More and more I’m noticing cases that involve BOTH drug and firearms charges, including this one in which a Seattle robbery victim who was tied up and held at gunpoint is being charged for both marijuana- and firearm-related offenses because he defensively shot at the people who broke into his home and stole pot and […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 09 Nov 2013

-Support for Jury Nullification on Display in D.C.

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Joe Wolverton discusses in this article in The New American the billboards on display in Washington, D.C. informing everyone that “Good jurors nullify bad laws”. Wolverton points out that, despite prosecutors’ displeasure with this educational effort, jury nullification is not new and, indeed, is a fundamental element of our legal system. Support for Jury Nullification […]

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Function of Juries | 09 Nov 2013

-Anderson Case Illustrates for Jurors Bias in the Courtroom

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Jurors should understand the case of disgraced former Williamson County, Texas district attorney Ken Anderson as a telling illustration of how the legal system is tilted in favor of prosecution. Ken Anderson to serve 10 days in jail Former Williamson County district attorney Ken Anderson will serve 10 days in jail and give up his […]

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Jury Nullification | 09 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification and a Woman’s Memorable Vote

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In this article, Carl M. Cannon discusses a historic attempt for conscientious acquittal by jury nullification. In 1873, suffragist Susan B. Anthony embarked on a whirlwind tour arguing passionately for jury nullification before standing trial for the crime of Voting While Female. Election Day 1872 — and a Woman’s Memorable Vote “Citizenship no more carries […]

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Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Former Prosecutor to Jurors: Jury Nullification!

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Another great interview with Professor Paul Butler, who has personal experience with Washington, D.C.’s long history of jury nullification. In discussing jury nullification with The Nation, Butler cites it as one of the reasons we’re seeing a shift against criminalization of marijuana. Former Prosecutor to Jurors: Nullify! LS: How did you arrive at jury nullification […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification: A Tool for Advancing Gun Rights?

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A jury deadlocked, reportedly with a single holdout juror maintaining a Not Guilty vote, in the case of Army Master Sgt. Christopher “C.J.” Grisham, charged with interfering with the duties of a Temple police officer who attempted to take his legally carried weapon from him. Dean Weingarten argues in this article that juror education is […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification Should Be Arguable Directly to Jury

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Criminal defense and civil rights lawyer Norm Pattis argues that jury nullification is an important defense that ought to be allowed openly, especially in cases in which people are being prosecuted for telling the truth. He compares modern day whistleblower Ed Snowden with John Peter Zenger who was prosecuted in colonial New York for publishing […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 08 Nov 2013

-Nullification by Jury

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This editorial in The Washington Times mentions the billboard ads in the Washington, D.C. metro. It gets some information wrong, but argues in favor of jury nullification as the last line of defense against unjust laws, citing numerous cases of people being arrested for minor offenses. EDITORIAL: Nullification by jury Under the American justice system, […]

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Jury Nullification | 07 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification Victor NJ Weedman Requests Clemency for Imprisonment Due to Administrative Shenanigans

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Ed “NJ Weedman” Forchion has issued a Request for Medical Clemency today requesting that New Jersey governor Chris Christie grant clemency for a Stay of Sentence, pending his appeal of Judge Delaney’s court rulings regarding his conviction on a victimless offense of marijuana possession, which he uses to treat very painful bone cancer tumors. As […]

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Jury Nullification | 07 Nov 2013

-Adam Kokesh Foregoes Jury Nullification Strategy, Takes Plea Deal

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Adam Kokesh, who previously committed himself to pursue a jury nullification strategy against gun and drug charges, has reportedly taken a plea deal and been released from incarceration pending sentencing. According to a video on his YouTube channel, Kokesh faces a possible maximum of 7 1/2 years incarceration. News reports say his sentencing is currently […]

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