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Function of Juries | 15 Jun 2013

-Jury Nullification and the Magna Carta

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Today is the 798th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede in England. Learn why denial of the right to trial by jury has stirred up dissent even to the point of revolution throughout the last 800 years. Lysander Spooner explains that the barons of England did not fight for an empty […]

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Jury Nullification | 19 Jan 2013

-Happy Lysander Spooner’s Birthday!

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On this day in 1808, Lysander Spooner was born in Athol, Massachusetts. Spooner began his activist career openly defying Massachusetts courts of the day by setting up practice in Worcester after only three years of study with an attorney. As a non-college graduate, the law required him to do so for five years. He staunchly […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 28 Dec 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: JURY NULLIFICATION ON PATRIOT’S LAMENT RADIO SHOW

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features Alaska radio show “Patriot’s Lament” with several guests, including FIJA State Contact Joshua Bennett, discussing Lysander Spooner’s work on jury nullification, including its application to criminal charges against abolitionists accused of aiding fugitive slaves in violation of the law of the era. This video is just the audio track […]

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Media Catalog | 06 Dec 2012

Give the Gift of Freedom this Holiday Season

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Still looking for holiday gifts? You can support FIJA’s efforts to protect everyone’s human rights while spreading the message to those on your list! All of these items can be ordered from our online Media Catalog or by clicking on the item names listed below. Citizens Rule Book The popular Citizens Rule Book makes an […]

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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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Media Catalog | 04 Jun 2010

Lysander Spooner Reader Back in Print- $15 Special!

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If you are one of the many who has tried to order The Lysander Spooner Reader in recent months only to find that we were out of stock and that the reader was out of print, we have good news for you! We are pleased to announce that it is back in print, and we […]

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