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Interviews &Jury Nullification | 06 Mar 2013

-Kirsten Tynan Talks Jury Nullification on The Preppers Poitin Hour

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FIJA National Coordinator Kirsten Tynan joined Chris Watson as a last minuted guest this past Monday, 4 March, on The Preppers Poitin Hour. Click through to hear the show on-demand. Kirsten joins the show about a half hour into the broadcast.

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Mar 2013

-Jury Nullification is the Best Way to Keep Government Under Control

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Thanks to Michigan FIJA activist Rose Lear for this blog post on the power of jury nullification in keeping government in check: Jury Nullification is the Best Way to Keep Government Under Control he Jury is our last line of defense against an out of control Government moving toward Fascism. There are many groups of […]

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Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 04 Mar 2013

-Breath of Fresh Air Spring Special

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 02 Mar 2013

-RT America Discusses Jury Nullification with Kirsten Tynan

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Abby Martin of RT America’s program Breaking the Set discusses jury nullification and FIJA outreach with FIJA staff member Kirsten Tynan:

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Jury Nullification | 28 Feb 2013

-TONIGHT: FIJA Board Member Don Doig on The View From Montana

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FIJA co-founder and board member Don Doig will be on The View from Montana on Blog Talk Radio tonight at 8:00 pm Mountain time. Listen from anywhere live or on-demand after the broacast. Listeners may call in to speak with the host at: (646) 564-9915

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Jury Nullification | 27 Feb 2013

-Update on Georgia’s Fully Informed Jury Bill

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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 have come across a mention of the Fully Informed Jury bill currently going through the legislative process in Georgia: Doug Holt: Heading into intense […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 19 Feb 2013

-University of Virginia Honor Committee’s Proposed Jury Reforms Are Ill-Advised

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Two members of the University of Virginia’s law school faculty, Josh Bowers, Associate Professor of Law, and Kim Forde-Mazrui, William S. Potter Professor of Law, penned the following commentary on proposed changes to the University of Virginia Honor Committee’s jury system. The Honor Committee proposes, among other things, to abandon the jury of twelve students, […]

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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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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 15 Feb 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY

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Jury nullification is a powerful tool around the world. This week’s Freedom Friday video features a brief two-and-a-half minute clip from British television series Rumpole of the Bailey. This short excerpt is a great reminder that it is not only a juror’s right, but also responsibility, to put justice above the law- no matter where […]

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Jury Nullification | 11 Feb 2013

-Jury Nullification in Edwin Vieira’s “The Sword And Sovereignty”

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In his review of Edwin Vieira’s newest book The Sword And Sovereignty, Nelson Hultberg highlihgts Vieira’s discussion in Chapter One of the fallacy that the Court is the final arbiter of what the law is. A Review of Edwin Vieira’s The Sword And Sovereignty One of the most profound parts of the book is its […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 11 Feb 2013

-Happy Hour: Thank the Nullifiers

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In this article about the role of nullification in the repeal of Prohibition, Steve Palmer of the Tenth Amendment Center cites the role of jury nullification, alongside other types of nullification, in restoring order. He points out that it was not nullification that resulted in chaos and disorder in society, but government-imposed Prohibition that did […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 07 Feb 2013

-Anniversary of Georgia v. Brailsford

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Today’s episode of a podcast called 365 Days of Liberty celebrates the anniversary of the third Georgia v. Brailsford case, a notable milestone in the history of the jury. In the Opinion of the Court in Georgia v. Brailsford, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Jay clearly articulated on this day […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 Feb 2013

-Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime

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In this recent paper, Glenn Harlan Reynolds discusses the detrimental consequences to individuals’ right to due process of overcriminalization and prosecutorial abuse facilitated by prosecutorial immunity. Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime Given the vast web of legislation and regulation that exists today, virtually any American is at risk of prosecution […]

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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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