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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jury Nullification Is Part of the Justice System

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Gersh Avery reminds us that jury nullification is an intentional part of the justice system. He points out that juries are one means by which government can be forced to obey the voters when they decide to prosecute peaceful people unjustly, such as continuing to levy charges against people in […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2013

-Jurors’ Reactions to Tim O’Shea Prosecution

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Good news yesterday on the conclusion of the Tim O’Shea case from Terrie Best of San Diego Americans for Safe Access. Last week a jury deadlocked 9 Not Guilty, 3 Guilty in this case, and we were awaiting news of whether a retrial would be held. Terrie reports on Judge Rogers’ response to the prosecutor’s […]

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Jury Nullification | 27 Jun 2013

-Rich Paul Appeal Funded to Go Forward

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The fundraising appeal to go forward with Rich Paul’s appeal in his jury nullification case has been funded sufficiently to go forward with the appeal. Funds are now being raised to support additional expenses related to the appeal and in preparation for a possible retrial. Click through below for the link to the new campaign. […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Jun 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Members of the Bellingham 3 Call for Jury Nullification

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress. However, we do track cases in which the rights and responsibilities of jurors may play a key role. In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Poppy Sidhu, of the Bellingham Cannabis 3, calls jury nullification “the light at the end of the tunnel”. Along with […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 18 Apr 2013

-Judge in Rich Paul Case Undermines Jury Nullification Law with Misinformation in Jury Instructions

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18 April 2013 Judge in Rich Paul Case Undermines Informed Jury Law with Misinformation in Jury Instructions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—A Cheshire County, New Hampshire jury convicted local marijuana and liberty activist Rich Paul today on five felony counts of victimless drug charges. Paul had disputed one of the charges […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Apr 2013

-Rich Paul Found Guilty on All Counts Despite Jury Nullification Defense

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We have word that, after deliberating for about 3 hours, the jury returned Guilty verdicts on all five counts in the Rich Paul case this week in New Hampshire. It seems as though the judge in this case gave the jurors some misinformation in his instructions to the jury, stating that they must follow the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 16 Apr 2013

-FIJA Interview with Rich Paul on Jury Nullification

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Yesterday the Fully Informed Jury Association spoke with Rich Paul, a New Hampshire man accused of multiple counts of victimless drug offenses who is pursuing a jury nullification strategy in his trial. Paul openly acknowledges sales of several ounces of marijuana and one sale of a compound that’s legal (which has apparently been misidentified by […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 15 Apr 2013

-Jury Nullification Sought by Marijuana Activist

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More on the Rich Paul trial, which takes place tomorrow: Activist Facing 81 Years Admits to Selling Pot, Seeks Jury Nullification Rich Paul, the founder of the New Hampshire based 4:20 Foundation, is facing four felony charges for selling marijuana. The trial is set to start on April 16th, 2013 at Cheshire Superior Court in […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 12 Apr 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Rich Paul Looking for Jury Nullification in New Hampshire Trial

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Your browser does not support iframes. Today’s Freedom Friday features Keene, NH marijuana activist Rich Paul, who was arrested for victimless drug-related offenses. Paul states that he was targeted because of his political associations by FBI agent Philip Christiana, who Paul says tried to blackmail him with the threat of 81 years incarceration in an […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 01 Apr 2013

-Reminder: Juries Can Nullify Marijuana Charges If They Find Them Unjust

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While we appreciate the spirit in which the following was written, we caution jurors NOT to lobby their fellow jurors obviously toward nullification during deliberations! It has been established in court precedent that judges may remove jurors, even during deliberations, if the judge becomes aware that they are considering jury nullification in coming to a […]

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Freedom Friday | 07 Dec 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: PROUD MARIJUANA SMOKER DEMANDS JURY TRIAL

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While FIJA does not advocate for or against any particular case, we bring you for informational purposes this week’s Freedom Friday video. In this short video, you will hear directly from defendant Steven Marlowe who has refused a plea deal for a marijuana possession misdemeanor charge. Marlowe uses marijuana medicinally instead of commercially sold pain […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 29 Nov 2012

Sharon Letts: Nullify It!

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Sharon Letts of The Arcata Eye gives her readers a lesson on jury nullification this week in an article on the local cannabis industry in Humboldt County, California. Sharon Letts: Cannabis Subsidizes Humboldt County So, what to do when supply and demand is high, the people are healing, the state says A-OK, but the feds […]

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Jury Nullification | 27 Nov 2012

Letter to the Editor: How the Public Can Protest Our Insane Policy on Pot

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The people of numerous states have voted to legalize medical marijuana in their communities, and two more have voted to legalize it for other uses as well. Other communities have voted to make enforcement of victimless marijuana violations the lowest law enforcement priority in their areas. But Richard B. Stofberg of Baltimore, MD reminds us […]

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Jury Nullification | 20 Nov 2012

State by State, a Nullification Domino Effect

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State by State, a Nullification Domino Effect The first indicator that some of the dominos were going to fall happened during the 1990s, when people began buying and selling marijuana for medicinal use. Starting with California in 1996, a number of states even partially decriminalized the banned plant when they realized that containment would be […]

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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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