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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 26 Jun 2013

-Jurors Explain Decision in Hershberger Case

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Last night in Rock Springs, Wisconsin, jurors in the the Vernon Hershberger case spoke to the public about the courtroom shenanigans that led to their confusing verdict. The anchor gets some of the details wrong about the charges and verdicts in this video, but check it out for comments from the jurors, one of whom […]

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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 | 19 Jun 2013

-Information Withheld from Hershberger Jury Might Have Resulted in Fourth Acquittal

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The recent raw milk case of Vernon Hershberger ended in a very curious verdict. Hershberger was acquitted of three counts of operating retail, dairy, and processing facilities without licenses, but was convicted of one count of violating a hold order that resulted from the activities of which he was acquitted. How could a jury convict […]

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Function of Juries | 19 Jun 2013

-Hershberger Jurors Talk at the Rock Springs Library

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This announcement was passed along to us by Andy Mastracola of Food Freedom USA: Join us at the Rock Springs Public Library (Wisconsin) on Tuesday, June 25, at 7:00pm to hear a first-hand account of what it was like to be a Juror on the Vernon Hershberger Raw Milk Trial. The discussion will be informal, […]

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FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 19 Jun 2013

-Jury Nullification Outreach at Hall of Justice in San Diego

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Many thanks to San Diego Americans for Safe Access for passing along this photo of individuals at the Hall of Justice in San Diego reading FIJA educational literature! The concept of jury nullification got a recent boost of exposure in the San Diego media when Mayor Bob Filner publicly advocated for jury nullification in the […]

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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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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 11 Jun 2013

-Jury Nullification, Not a Pardon for Edward Snowden

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Thomas Mullen discusses the case of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who publicly acknowledges exposing the NSA’s unconstitutional domestic spying program collecting private communications from U.S. citizens who aren’t even suspected of wrongdoing. In light of government efforts to prosecute Snowden, a petition has been started asking for a pardon. Mullen argues that this should not […]

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Jury Nullification | 07 Jun 2013

-Sentencing in Rich Paul Jury Nullification Case Today

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As Rich Paul awaits sentencing today for his conviction on victimless drug-related charges, apparently levied against him in an attempt by the FBI to secure his cooperation in infiltrating a local political group, we remind everyone that he is raising funds to mount an appeal. You may recall that the Rich Paul case was tainted […]

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Jury Nullification | 25 May 2013

-Jury Find Hershberger Not Guilty on 3 Counts, Guilty on 1 in Raw Milk Case

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The trial of farmer Vernon Hershberger of Wisconsin on 4 victimless counts related to mutually consensual distribution of raw milk to adults ran longer than expected, wrapping up early this morning. Hershberger, who operated a private club for people who wanted raw milk, was found Not Guilty on charges of operating an unlicensed retail store […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 24 May 2013

-Did The First Circuit Encourage Jury Nullification in Stolen Gun Case?

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Matt Kaiser discusses on The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog a recent First Circuit firearms-related case in which the court seems to encourage jury nullification in marginal cases to check prosecutorial overreach. In the case of United States v. Baird, the accused had bought a firearm from another person, not knowing that the weapon had been […]

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Jury Nullification | 24 May 2013

-Gun Control Law Sparks Protest Outside New York Capitol

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Jury nullification makes a prominent appearance in the public discourse again this week in the state of New York, where activists are continuing to protest the state’s so-called “SAFE Act”. The act created numerous additional victimless violations and increased sentences for other victimless violations. While activists are working to amend or repeal the measure, Rob […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 23 May 2013

-Kirsten Tynan Interview on Jury Nullification on WFLA Tomorrow

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Friday, 24 May 2013 7:30 am Eastern 104.5 FM WFLA in Orlando, FL Kirsten Tynan will be talking about jury nullification with Scott Duncan live on 104.5 FM WFLA in Orlando, FL. Tune in locally or listen live online from anywhere to learn more about jurors’ role in protecting our rights by refusing to enforce […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 16 May 2013

-Jury Nullification: Your Right and Duty to Acquit

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Thanks to Bill St. Clair for this article from End the War on Freedom discussing jury nullification as a right and duty of jurors when a just verdict requires it: Your Right and Duty to Acquit If you serve on a jury in a criminal trial, the judge will likely tell you that his job […]

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Jury Nullification | 14 May 2013

-Rich Paul Plans Appeal in Jury Nullification Case

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Free Keene has posted a letter from recently convicted marijuana activist Rich Paul sent from jail. In the letter, he discusses his plans for an appeal based in part on the instructions against jury nullification given by the judge to the jury. Rich Paul needs your help with his appeal My spirits remain high, despite […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 May 2013

-FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association) and Juror Rights

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Louis R. Jasikoff and John DiLiberto of the Wilkes-Barre Independent Gazette recently delivered a letter to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania judges inquiring into their views on jury nullification. The letter reads, in part: FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association) and Juror Rights Our question to each of you is simple and straight to the point. Where do […]

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