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Function of Juries | 01 Apr 2013

-Let ALL Jurors Ask Questions!

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In light of extensive questioning by jurors in the Jodi Arias case in Arizona, author Diane Diamond makes a case for a more participatory role for jurors. This hearkens back to the historical role of jurors in England, Germany, and elsewhere, when jurors did not simply sit passively by the side as they were spoonfed […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 25 Mar 2013

-Nullify the War on Drugs with Jury Nullification

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This excellent article comes from Mark Thornton, who argues for various forms of nullification-including jury nullification-to protect the people of Colorado and Washington states from abuse by a federal government set on pursuing the long-failed war on (some) drugs. Nullify the War on Drugs If the federal government does intervene in Colorado and Washington, then […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Nullification | 19 Mar 2013

-Just Say “No” to Bad, Immoral, and Unjust Laws with Jury Nullification

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Thanks to Stephen Littau of United Liberty, who recently posted the following article regarding jury nullification, featuring a video from FIJA Indiana State Contact Betty Ray-Mydland: Just Say “No” to Bad, Immoral, and Unjust Laws by Saying “Yes” to Jury Duty There is one last line of defense, something each and everyone of us can […]

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Freedom Friday | 15 Mar 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jurors Defend Our Freedom with Jury Nullification

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features a video from Maine Freedom Watchdogs explaining how the people’s branch of government—the jury—can veto laws through jury nullification, just as the other three branches of government can. Please take a minute at lunchtime today to pass this short video on to family and friends! If you would like […]

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Media Releases | 14 Mar 2013

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Prosecutors Coerce Defendants to Forfeit Right to Trial by Jury

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March 14, 2013 Prosecutors Coerce Defendants to Forfeit Right to Trial by Jury FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Elliot R. Peters, attorney for the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz, alleges prosecutorial misconduct by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Heyman in a letter submitted to the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility. Among […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 Mar 2013

-The Will of the People Doesn’t Mean Jack to Drug Warriors

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News of a letter from former DEA officials (some of whom profit from drug-testing business and, therefore, have a vested interest in keeping it illegal) to President Obama urging him to use federal power to put down Washington’s and Colorado’s recent local votes to legalize use of marijuana in their states hit the media week. […]

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Missive of the Month | 11 Mar 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Juries Should Be Told of Nullification

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Thank you to long-time FIJA activist David Merrick of Corvallis, Montana whose viewpoint was published in the Ravalli Republic. He writes in part: Viewpoint: Juries should be told of nullification What most people do not know is that a juror has the right to nullify any law that they deem wrong or unconstitutional on any […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 08 Mar 2013

-Jurors Don’t Need to Check Their Consciences at the Door

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In this letter to the editor, published in the Montana Standard in Butte, MT, Kirsten Tynan corrects the author of another recent letter who claimed that “The notion [of jury nullification] undermines the foundation of our judicial system.” Jurors Don’t Need to Check Their Consciences at the Door In his 5 March letter regarding the […]

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Media Releases | 07 Mar 2013

– Murder-by-Drone of Americans Subverts Constitutional and Human Rights

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March 7, 2013 Murder–by-Drone of Americans Subverts Constitutional and Human Rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wrapped up a nearly 13-hour long filibuster very early this morning, in which he demanded answers from the Obama administration regarding its position on extrajudicial use of drones to kill American citizens […]

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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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Function of Juries | 04 Mar 2013

-Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police Testimony

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Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police Testimony In the first jury trial stemming from an Occupy Wall Street protest, Michael Premo was found innocent of all charges yesterday after his lawyers presented video evidence directly contradicting the version of events offered by police and prosecutors. In the police version 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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