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Jury Nullification | 16 Oct 2012

Weedman Seeking ‘Pothead’ for His Jury

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While the Fully Informed Jury Association takes no position on this case, we are following it closely as the case relates to issues of jurors’ rights and responsibilities. The defendant, Ed Forchion, has openly stated his intention to argue for jury nullification. This case is a retrial on a drug distribution charge following a previous […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 10 Oct 2012

The Only ‘Civic Duty’ Worth Your Time

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As elections approach, Joel Poindexter argues that jury duty is the only ‘civic duty’ worth the time it takes. As a juror, your VOTE is your VETO! The Only ‘Civic Duty’ Worth Your Time Most people I know do their best to get out of jury duty, but it’s something I actually look forward to, […]

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Jury Rights Day | 02 Oct 2012

Fairbanks, Alaska Jury Rights Day 2012 Activism

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Thanks to FIJA State Contact Frank Turney for another eventful Jury Rights Day in 2012. We are happy to share with you some photos from his sidewalk outreach in front of the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska, plus the Jury Rights Day proclamation he obtained, signed by Fairbanks, Alaska Mayor Jerry Cleworth.       […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 02 Oct 2012

Top Secret: You Can Nullify The Drug War

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The following article, by Abel Tomlinson, was published in The Free Weekly in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on 27 September 2012. One note: jury nullification is explicitly acknowledged the Constitutions of 24 states, with the Constitutions of Georgia (Article I, Section 1), Indiana (Article 1, Section 19), Maryland (Declaration of Rights, Article 23, and Oregon (Article 1, […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 01 Oct 2012

Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification

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Another article on the case of farmer Alvin Schlangen, who was acquitted by a jury on several non-violent charges related to raw milk distribution: Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification echnically, Alvin was guilty of breaking the laws in question, even though the laws are totally ridiculous and unjust. Luckily this jury was […]

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Jury Nullification | 29 Sep 2012

Jury Nullification Alive and Well

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Linda Bentley of Arizona’s Sonoran News discusses historical and modern uses of jury nullification. Jury nullification alive and well On June 18, 2012, N.H. Governor John Lynch signed into law HB146, which permits the defense in all criminal proceedings to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Sep 2012

Raw milk advocates hope jury nullification saves farmer

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Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses jury nullification and its use in cases where defendants are accused of various victimless violations related to raw milk. Raw milk advocates hope jury nullification saves farmer Supporters of a Wisconsin dairy farmer facing a criminal trial for selling raw milk hope they can turn up interest […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 25 Sep 2012

Lawyers: ‘Nullify’ to be common refrain in criminal court cases

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Lawyers: ‘Nullify’ to be common refrain in criminal court cases Criminal defense attorneys predict New Hampshire jurors routinely will be told they have the right to find someone innocent even if the state proves its case because New Hampshire has passed what appears to be the nation’s first “jury nullification” law. Earlier this month, a […]

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FIJA in the News &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 22 Sep 2012

FIJA Applauds Jury’s Acquittal of Alvin Schlangen in Raw Milk Case

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FIJA Applauds Jury’s Acquittal of Alvin Schlangen in Raw Milk Case 21 September 2012 Helena, MT For Immediate Release The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) applauds a Hennepin County jury for today’s acquittal of Minnesota farmer Alvin Schlangen of three misdemeanor charges related to raw milk distribution. Schlangen was charged with victimless offenses of selling […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 22 Sep 2012

Jury Clears Minnesota Farmer in Raw Milk Case

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A Minnesota jury has refused to convict farmer Alvin Schlangen of three victimless “crimes” related to raw milk distribution. Minnesota Farmer Cleared in Milk Case A soft-spoken Minnesota farmer was cleared of violating state laws for distributing raw milk Thursday, a verdict advocates for such foods called their first major legal victory. After a three-day […]

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Jury Nullification | 19 Sep 2012

Jury Clears NH Man of Felony Pot Charge

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Nearly a week after the fact, the New Hampshire Union Leader is finally reporting on last week’s jury nullification in Doug Darrell’s case: Jury clears NH man of felony pot charge A Belknap County Superior Court jury cleared a Barnstead resident of a felony drug charge last week, siding with a defense lawyer who encouraged […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

Farmer’s Raw Milk Sales Trial Is On Hold

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any particular case. We do, however, track cases to which the issue of jury nullification is relevant. This is an update in the case of Vernon Hershberger, an organic dairy farmer charged with multiple misdemeanors for alleged licensing offenses related to raw milk sales. Farmer’s Raw Milk Sales […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

New Zealander’s Plea for Not Guilty Verdict Fails

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While jury nullification was recently exercised to deliver justice to a peaceful defendant in New Hampshire, jurors in New Zealand declined to use it to acquit a man charged with four victimless offenses. Plea for Not Guilty Verdict Fails Despite an impassioned plea from a Levin man facing drugs charges, it took a jury little […]

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FIJA in the News &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

New Hampshire Jury Nullifies Felony Marijuana Case

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It’s interesting how widely ignored last week’s New Hampshire jury nullification has been in the mainstream media so far. However, we have found several more mentions of it in various news sources on the web. We will continue to post links to coverage of this case as we come across them. New Hampshire Jury Nullifies […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 14 Sep 2012

New Hampshire Jury Acquits Pot-Growing Rastafarian

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Jacob Sullum of Reason.com reports on a notable case of jury nullification yesterday in New Hampshire: New Hampshire Jury Acquits Pot-Growing Rastafarian A jury unanimously acquitted Doug Darrell, a 59-year-old Rastafarian charged with marijuana cultivation, after his lawyer, Mark Sisti, argued that a conviction would be unjust in light of the fact that Darrell was […]

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