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Media Releases | 16 Feb 2011

For Immediate Release: FIJA Retains ACLU and Walters to Challenge Order Quashing Free Speech

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16 February 2011 250 words For Immediate Release FIJA Retains ACLU and Walters to Challenge Order Quashing Free Speech Pursuant to an administrative order issued by State Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., barring FIJA volunteers from distributing literature at or near the Orlando, Florida State Courthouse, the jury education group FIJA has retained the legal services […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 11 Feb 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features a video from Creative Underground documenting Craig Toth’s and Scott Kuehne’s juror education efforts near a Fort Lauderdale, FL gun show. This is a good video to pass along to your hard-rocking and gun-friendly friends introducing them to jury nullification. (If you’re listening at work, you might want to […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 10 Feb 2011

Jurors Say NO to Abusive Prosecution and Pledge Their Jury Pay to Defendant

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Jurors so upset about case brought against 19-year-old that they will give the defendant their jury pay Jurors are so convinced that a Cleveland teen should not have been charged with assaulting another teen that they’ve gone beyond acquitting him. A few are writing angry letters to police and intend to donate their jury pay […]

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FIJA in the News | 07 Feb 2011

TechDirt Reports on Florida Ban on Educational Outreach

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As I’m posting this, the following article is third from the top on TechDirt’s home page. Even more people are learning about jury nullification! Judge Bans Handing (Factual) Pamphlets To Jurors; Raising First Amendment Issues Apparently, there’s a group called the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) — which seems like a pretty good idea. Why […]

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FIJA in the News | 04 Feb 2011

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Article on Judge’s Order

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Judge bans leaflets meant to influence jurors at courthouses Ninth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Belvin Perry signed the Florida Administrative Court Order in response to representatives of the national non-profit organization Fully Informed Jury Association handing out pamphlets outside the Orange County Courthouse, according to a story in The Orlando Sentinel. The organization advocates “jury […]

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FIJA in the News | 04 Feb 2011

Judge’s order bans FIJA educational activities, sparking free-speech debate

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Judge Perry’s unconstitutional administrative order is having exactly the opposite effect of his intent. Rather than stopping jurors from learning about their authority when serving on juries, FIJA’s message has been picked up by yet another local media source, The Orlando Sentinel: Judge’s order bans jury pamphlets, sparking free-speech debate A passage with discussion by […]

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Media Releases | 04 Feb 2011

For Immediate Release: Confusion in the Courts, Justice from Jurors

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4 February 2011 For Immediate Release 357 words ********** Confusion in the Courts, Justice from Jurors Conflicting interpretations of laws confuse people. Uninformed, undereducated judges who do not understand the law should resign rather than issue unlawful orders. During the past year, the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) has conducted a peaceful, orderly educational campaign […]

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FIJActivist | 04 Feb 2011

FIJA Letter Questions Florida Judge, Atty General, Governor Over Unlawful Order

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On Thursday, 3 February 2011, FIJA sent on FIJA letterhead via United States Postal Service certified mail, the following questions to Florida Judge Blevin Perry, Jr., to Florida Governor Rick Scott, and to Attorney General Pam Bondi:Questions for Florida Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., Governor Rick Scott, and Attorney General Pam Bondi (pdf) The letter, […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty | 04 Feb 2011

Freedom Friday: FIJA Response on WFTV to Judge Perry’s Unlawful Order

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features FIJA Florida representative James Cox on Orlando’s WFTV news discussing the unlawful order issued by Judge Blevin Perry, Jr. a few days ago stifling freedom of speech. According to the news report, Judge Perry says that our outreach efforts in the area have been effective! Please post the following […]

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Interviews | 03 Feb 2011

WFTV Interview with Florida FIJA representative James Cox

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Tonight Florida FIJA representative James Cox will be in Orlando, Florida doing an interview with Channel 9 News (WFTV) about this unconstitutional administrative order governing expressive conduct toward summoned jurors in Orange and Osceola counties. If you wish to attend please contact James at 727.386.9192.

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FIJActivist &Volunteer | 03 Feb 2011

***Please Distribute in Florida and Nationally***

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As we announced yesterday, a Florida judge has issued an unlawful order in violation of free speech rights in an attempt to prevent jurors from learning about their rights and responsibilities in delivering justice when serving on a jury. We ask that ALL FIJA educational outreach efforts for Florida be put on hold while we […]

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FIJActivist &Volunteer | 03 Feb 2011

On Rushing to the Barricades…

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On Rushing to the Barricades … On the matter of the reactive federal judge in Florida, and his silly order… Dear Impatient FIJA Friends, Bless you for your courage, for your impatience, and for your decent sense of outrage. Please think a moment about how much we might gain, and how easily we could lose […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Feb 2011

Florida Judge Bans Free Speech and Justice

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Very late last night, the FIJA office got word that our ongoing educational outreach campaign in Florida has gotten a judge’s attention. From James Cox: Hello Ilo, On my way to talk to the students at USF today, I received a phone call from Anthony Colarossi, Senior Reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. Mr. Colarossi started […]

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Freedom Friday &Lunch Break for Liberty &Volunteer | 28 Jan 2011

Freedom Friday: Lunch Break for Liberty

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This week FIJA activist Skip Robinson, who is involved in our Florida campaign, discusses the importance of jury nullification in delivering justice to defendants who have harmed nobody. Skip encourages you to take an hour a month, an hour a week, or whatever you can to educate potential jurors about their right to vote Not […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 24 Jan 2011

Letter to the Editor Regarding New Hampshire HB 146

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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. The following is a letter regarding New Hampshire’s HB 146 which was published in the Concord Monitor: Legislation would empower […]

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