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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 09 Mar 2012

Freedom Friday: Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion

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This week’s Freedom Friday video features Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion who openly uses and advocates for the legalization of marijuana. In 2010, he was stopped in New Jersey and charged for possession of marijuana. Forchion will be driving cross-country from California to New Jersey in the weeks leading up to his trial. He plans to make […]

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Volunteer | 07 Mar 2012

Recruiting FIJA Activists, State Contacts, and Speakers for Utah

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FIJA is recruiting activists, state contacts, and speakers for the state of Utah. If you are interested in learning more about serving in either or both of these volunteer positions, please e-mail our outreach coordinator at kirsten(AT)fija(DOT)org. We have been asked to provide an outreach table and possibly a speaker for an event in Salt […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2012

Check out the FIJA Billboard!

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Here’s a photo of the FIJA billboard we mentioned a couple of days ago:

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 20 Jan 2012

Freedom Friday: Be a Martin Luther King Juror

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One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Jan 2012

New Hampshire Senate to Take Up Jury Nullification Legislation

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Note: This is posted for informational purposes only. FIJA does not endorse any candidate or piece of legislation. Senate to Take Up Jury Nullification Legislation The Senate will consider a bill today that would let defense attorneys tell jurors they can acquit a defendant even if there is sufficient evidence proving his guilt. Yesterday, a […]

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FIJA in the News &FIJActivist &Jury Nullification | 17 Jan 2012

Fully Informed Jury Association Billboard in Richmond, Virginia

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Cop Block & Fully Informed Jury Association Billboards Going Up in Richmond! On January 18th, 2012, two billboards with ads promoting police accountability and Jury Nullification will be displayed in the Richmond area. The initiative is being headed by Nathan Cox, an Army Veteran and activist for the cause of Liberty, during the week of […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Dec 2011

New York Times: Jurors Need to Know That They Can Say No

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Professor of law and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler trusts jurors over power-grabbing prosecutors. Jurors Need to Know That They Can Say No How one feels about jury nullification ultimately depends on how much confidence one has in the jury system. Based on my experience, I trust jurors a lot. I first became interested in […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries | 29 Nov 2011

Prosecution Reveals Ignorance of the Function of the Jury

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Oral arguments are scheduled for next month in a malicious prosecution of an activist distributing juror outreach brochures in New York. In a brief filed with the court, the prosecution reveals its ignorance of the function of the jury. Prosecution Explains Jury Tampering Charge “His speech is not protected by the First Amendment,” prosecutors wrote. […]

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FIJA in the News | 17 Nov 2011

Letter: Are jurors aware of this power?

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Big thank you to Neal Weeks whose letter to the editor was published in today’s Naples Daily News in Naples, FL, complete with a link to FIJA’s website so readers can easily find more information! Letter: Are jurors aware of this power?, by Neal Weeks After years of dissatisfaction of our court system and wondering […]

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FIJA in the News &Jury Rights Day &Volunteer | 13 Sep 2011

FIJA Activists Celebrate Jury Rights Day by Marching in Labor Day Parade

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East Moline’s Labor Day Parade was a fun filled day for many folks on Monday, September the 5th. Members of a local Ron Paul meetup and the local Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) in Illinois teamed up together to educate the large crowds that gathered together to watch East Moline’s Labor Day parade. Although Labor […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 03 Aug 2011

The Sentence: A Take on the DeChristopher Case

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An editorial on the recent sentencing in the Tim DeChristopher case and ways the system was manipulated to tilt the playing field in favor of the prosecution: The Sentence: A Take on the DeChristopher Case I’m not suggesting that Benson wears jackboots, but the treatment DeChristopher got wasn’t much better than what he’d have received […]

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Function of Juries | 27 Jul 2011

Is Grand Jury Tampering Rooted In Fed’s Psychological Disorders?

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Is Grand Jury Tampering Rooted In Fed’s Psychological Disorders? Is the tampering of Nevada’s Federal Grand jury rooted in psychological disorders? That is a question being asked by Network CEO Phil Stimac after a recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Jones that he and not the grand jury has the right to weigh and […]

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Jury Nullification | 26 Jul 2011

Perry’s “Free Speech” Zones Unconstitutional

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Judge Belvin Perry’s Free Speech Zones Unconstitutional (YouTube video) Man Found Guilty Of Violating Anthony Free Speech Zones An Orange County man who believes jurors can ignore laws they disagree with was sentenced to jail time for his efforts to spread the word about his beliefs. Judge Belvin Perry found Mark Schmidter guilty of contempt […]

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Function of Juries | 25 Jul 2011

“Not Guilty” Isn’t “Innocent”

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“Not Guilty” Isn’t “Innocent” An indication of the sad state of journalism is how often when people show support for the Casey Anthony verdict they are labeled as Casey Anthony supporters. But they could very well be supporting just one thing. That would be to accept the “not guilty” verdict. It is, after all, the […]

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FIJA Calendar | 22 Jul 2011

FIJA Michigan Coordinator to Speak Before Jackson County Tea Party

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Press Release: FIJA Michigan Coordinator to be guest speaker at Jackson County Tea Party on Monday, July 25th, 2011. From: Mark A. Hiselman Michigan Coordinator Fully Informed Jury Association 2231 Manchester Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Tel: +1.734.973.0925 Cell: +1.734.657.5439 www.fija.org/aie653l Mark A. Hiselman from the Fully Informed Jury Association of Michigan of Michigan (www.fija.org/aie653l) […]

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