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Jury Nullification | 06 Nov 2012

End the War

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Thank you very much to Floyd Everett Harshman for the following letter to the editor published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and to Alaska state contact Frank Turney for letting us know about it: End the war To the editor: If you are tired of the war on marijuana, the war on drugs and the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Nov 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: ILOILO JONES ON THE POWER OF THE JURY

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In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Gary Franchi interviews FIJA director Iloilo Jones. She discusses the basics you need to know about the power of petit and grand and juries to protect us all from the abuse, over-reach, and political ambition of government agents. Please take a moment today to post this to your social […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 01 Nov 2012

Jury Nullification and the Ed Forchion Case

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Ed Forchion recently spoke with the Libertarian News Examiner regarding the question of whether or not any of his jurors in his recent Not Guilty court victory on a drug distribution charge exercised their right to nullify bad law. He discusses why he believes that, yes, some of the jurors did nullify. The interview is […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 31 Oct 2012

Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling

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Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling Last week, Ed Forchion, a.k.a. the NJ Weedman, was found not guilty of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after being caught by cops in New Jersey with a pound of marijuana in his car. Formerly a perennial third party candidate in the […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries | 26 Oct 2012

Supermom vs. the Gutless Wonder That Is a Jury

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Becky Akers discusses the recent case of Andrea Abbott being convicted of disorderly conduct for verbally objecting to a TSA agent groping her 14-year-old daughter and herself. Jurors convicted Ms. Abbott of “disorderly conduct”-a charge that is liberally brought against defendants who don’t meekly submit to intrusive and abusive orders from government agents. This case […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 26 Oct 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: LIZ MCDUFFIE’S EPIPHANY

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Liz McDuffie, Director of the Medical Cannabis Caregivers training program in Pasadena, California discusses her epiphany about jury nullification after a heated argument with “The Human Solution” founder Joe Grumbine. Initially, Ms. McDuffie was not on board with Mr. Grumbine’s call for jury nullification advocacy, but changed her mind after her exchange with Mr. Grumbine. […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 19 Oct 2012

Montco Man Arrested Handing Out Fliers at NJWeedman Trial

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Montco man arrested handing out fliers at NJWeedman trial A Pennsylvania man said he will pursue legal action against the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department and individual officers for his arrest Wednesday while handing out fliers about jury rights outside the county complex. Fernando Antonio Salguero and five others were handing out pamphlets from the Fully […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 18 Oct 2012

N.J.’s ‘Weedman’ Found Not Guilty

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N.J.’s ‘Weedman’ Found Not Guilty Ed Forchion, known as New Jersey’s ‘Weedman’, was found not guilty on charges of distribution on Thursday. The jury deliberated for one hour before returning a 12-0 vote of not guilty. Click through for the entire article. Mr. Forchion had some post-victory comments: Video chat by Stickam.com This was a […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Oct 2012

NJWeedman Jury Now Deliberating Pot Distribution Case

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We have an update on the Ed Forchion case, in which Mr. Forchion attempted to argue jury nullification before his jurors. Mr. Forchion’s comments during closing arguments were shut down by the judge, and the case is now in the hands of the jury. NJWeedman Jury Now Deliberating Pot Distribution Case Ed Forchion, formerly of […]

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Function of Juries | 17 Oct 2012

Occupy Portland Wins Right to [Some] Jury Trials

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We recently brought you news of an Oregon Appeals Court ruling regarding denial of a jury trial in the case of Tawanna Fuller. This ruling called into question legal maneuvering used by government officials to visibly brand accused persons as criminals in public while reducing their charges to mere violations which could be denied jury […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 17 Oct 2012

Liberty and the Law: The Case for Jury Nullification

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Liberty and the Law: The Case for Jury Nullification Trial by jury may hold the key for unlocking a powerful check on the limits of government. In the United States, and many other common law nations, jurors possess the power to judge both the matters of fact (i.e., whether or not the defendant broke the […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Oct 2012

Weedman Seeking ‘Pothead’ for His Jury

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While the Fully Informed Jury Association takes no position on this case, we are following it closely as the case relates to issues of jurors’ rights and responsibilities. The defendant, Ed Forchion, has openly stated his intention to argue for jury nullification. This case is a retrial on a drug distribution charge following a previous […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 10 Oct 2012

The Only ‘Civic Duty’ Worth Your Time

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As elections approach, Joel Poindexter argues that jury duty is the only ‘civic duty’ worth the time it takes. As a juror, your VOTE is your VETO! The Only ‘Civic Duty’ Worth Your Time Most people I know do their best to get out of jury duty, but it’s something I actually look forward to, […]

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Jury Rights Day | 02 Oct 2012

Fairbanks, Alaska Jury Rights Day 2012 Activism

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Thanks to FIJA State Contact Frank Turney for another eventful Jury Rights Day in 2012. We are happy to share with you some photos from his sidewalk outreach in front of the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska, plus the Jury Rights Day proclamation he obtained, signed by Fairbanks, Alaska Mayor Jerry Cleworth.       […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 02 Oct 2012

Top Secret: You Can Nullify The Drug War

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The following article, by Abel Tomlinson, was published in The Free Weekly in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on 27 September 2012. One note: jury nullification is explicitly acknowledged the Constitutions of 24 states, with the Constitutions of Georgia (Article I, Section 1), Indiana (Article 1, Section 19), Maryland (Declaration of Rights, Article 23, and Oregon (Article 1, […]

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