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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Sep 2014

-Montana Supreme Court Candidates Debate Jury Nullification

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This is shared for educational and informational purposes only; FIJA National does not endorse or oppose any political candidate or party. Jury nullification made an appearance in a recent debate between candidates for the Montana Supreme Court. The Great Falls Tribune reported on the event. Supreme Court candidates square off in Missoula The four candidates […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 30 Aug 2013

-Jury Nullification Outreach at the Ravalli County Fair

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Jury Rights Day celebrations begin this weekend! Here in Montana, long-time FIJA activists Dave and Leona Merrick are spending four LONG days hosting an outreach table at the Ravalli County Fair in Hamilton, Montana. They are there from open to close each day of the fair. You can see them in the photo below doing […]

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Jury Nullification &Media Releases | 02 May 2013

-Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick Seeks to Prevent Montana Jurors from Being Fully Informed

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2 May 2013 Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick Seeks to Prevent Montana Jurors from Being Fully Informed FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Deputy Park County Attorney Kathleen Carrick recently filed a Motion in Limine in a Park County, Montana court in the case of The State of Montana v. Joel Elmer […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Feb 2013

-Reader Questions Why ‘Fully Informed Jury Act’ Failed

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Montana’s Larry Dodge Fully Informed Jury Act recently made it out of committee, but subsequently was voted down on the House floor. This letter to the editor comes from a local Montana reader questioning the votes of many Montana representatives: Reader questions why ‘Fully Informed Jury Act’ failed “The jury has a right to judge […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 01 Feb 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Juries can check the government

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Many thanks to Montana State Contact Mike Fellows for submitting the following letter to the Ravalli Republic: Juries can check the government The talk of gun bans continues to be heard around this nation. The Second Amendment was very clear on the issue, that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. […]

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Jury Nullification | 28 Jan 2013

-Montana’s Fully Informed Jury Bill Scheduled for Hearing

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Note: While FIJA national does not take any position regarding any piece of legislation, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. We have word that Montana’s fully informed jury bill HB 290, the Larry Dodge Fully Informed Jury Act, sponsored by Rep. Jerry O’Neil, is scheduled to be heard this coming […]

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Jury Nullification | 08 Jan 2013

-Montana and Georgia State Fully Informed Jury Bills

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FIJA national is a non-political, strictly educational organization. We do not support or oppose any piece of legislation. However, we do track legislation that is relevant to our educational mission. We are now aware of proposed informed jury measures in two states in process in the current legislative session. Bill Draft #LC1449, with short title […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2011

Talking Points Memo on Montana Jury Rights Bill

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Although FIJA takes no position on legislation, we do track any legislation related to juries, whether the legislation is suspension of trial by jury blamed on budget cuts, or bills introduced in any legislative body. This Talking Points Memo is related to a bill being introduced in the Montana legislature.  The memo was sent to […]

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